Subject: Re: Separate /usr, etc...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2002 13:47:48
[ On Friday, December 13, 2002 at 23:10:34 (-0600), Peter Seebach wrote: ]
> Subject: Separate /usr, etc...
> How important is it that /usr be a separate filesystem?
It is not important at all -- not in the least. In fact things are a
lot better (i.e. easier to manage) if it is not.
You really only want /tmp, /var, and /home to be separate filesystems.
(and the same is true of every one of the many dozens of unix variants
I've ever managed -- though some of them make this asinine assumption
about /usr a little more difficult to work around if you try to use
their upgrade tools, but luckily this is not true of NetBSD nor FreeBSD,
nor any GNU/Linux I know of)
Greg A. Woods
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