Re: mounting /usr as read only.
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On Fri, 1 May 1998, David Z. Maze wrote:
> Liran Zvibel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> LZ> What do you have to say about $SUBJECT?
> LZ> I think that in that way the /usr partition cant get currupted.
> It's probably a good preventative measure, in the same way that not
> doing everything as root is. The system should still work properly.
In fact...much of the FSSTND is written explicitly with the purpose
of making it possible to mount /usr read-only
(that wa sthe rational behind creating /var to separate out
the things traiditonally in /usr that needed to be written
> The only problem is with upgrading programs; if you're running one of
> the Debian distributions that changes rapidly (frozen or unstable) you
> might want /usr read-write so you can update the system. Overall,
> though, it's probably not a bad idea...
It could be a great idea for testing unstable too ;)
that way anything that tries to write to /usr flags an error
thus identifing places where something is not (in that respect)
of course it would have ot bve remounted read-write for upgrades
(I also advocate removing the link from /usr/spool -> /var/spool
...assumin git exists in debian...I know some do it...)
hmm never mind Debian doesn't have it...well 2.0 doesn't anyway
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