Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/14/1999 00:24:58
>> it doesn't seem (to my probably underinformed mind) that it'd be that
>> difficult.  how much is involved?  and can we get it done without some
>> sort of "holy war"?
>Those questions are best answered by you attempting this.

hmm...okay.  i'll look at it again.

>> why what?  why would i have configure it or why would have
>> "bazillions" of mounts?
>Why would you have any loopback mounts?

see below.

>> i was envisioning doing something like this:
>> for i in / /usr/ /usr/local/ /usr/pkg/; do
>> 	cd $i
>> 	ln -s arch/bin bin
>> 	ln -s @ arch
>> done
>Yeah, that's with symlinks, which gets ugly, which is why I suggested
>using amd. Then you mount nfssvr:/export/$ARCH/usr on /usr,
>nfssrv:/export/share on /usr/share, etc.

what i had i mind was just mounting nfssvr:/usr (or
nfssvr:/export/usr) on /usr without a care for the server's (or the
client's) architecture.  and so that the fstab files for all the
clients could be the same.

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