Subject: Re: AFS/arla
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/1998 18:20:28
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On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
>reboot). It'd be great if we could just install pkgs on the machine
>serving /usr For the diskless-hosts and have everything Just Work.
>But we can't share all of /var/db, cause the server and cliets might
>have different kernels.
True. It seems that there need to be multiple package locations per
machine. (Multiple clients with different base installs but sharing
/usr/pkg or even /usr would need this, for example). I wonder if there
should be a way to tie package location to db location (i.e. say `all
packages installed into /usr use /usr/db/pkg, but all installs into
/usr/pkg use /usr/pkg/db/pkg')? This would be the simplest to
administer, IMHO, and solves the problem of knowing where to write
package information, but it just feels ugly to me. Oh, well...
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