Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/1998 17:47:25
>(When a >4GB disk costs <=$400[cdn], even as SCSI, there should be
>little, or no, need to share installed images across multiple
>non-diskless hosts -- just share /usr/pkgsrc/packages and do the
>installs on each machine!)
A joke yes? Firstly in many parts of the world <4G = >$400 but that's
While the days of truely diskless machines may be gone
it is still far less work to maintain 100+ workstations if _all_ they
have on their local disk is / and swap and they share everything
that's is shareable on a big server with mirrored/stripped disks.
Aside from the time you save upgrading s/w, dealing with the inevitable
disk failures is also simpler.