RE: managing multiple machines
I would say if you're gonna go ahead and share /usr you may as well go
OR: run a centrally managed group of apps over X remotely (this could
get messy tho)
this way they all run on the same machine
However what is the problem you're having with the machines having their
own /usr? Can't you just have a "standard" group of packages that each
machine gets, then update every night from there?
Mounting just /usr over nfs is going to have non trivial reprocussions
with dpkg I would think. That is usually what /opt is for and probably
why debian does not use it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Wright [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 3:49 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: managing multiple machines
> Several posters have pointed out that I can get DHCP to assign IPs
> on MAC, which goes a long way toward solving my problem. I guess if I
> share hosts using ldap, I can still give each machine a unique name,
> Now the only problem I can think of with sharing /usr and /etc is that
> file server's /etc will contain stuff like /etc/exports, which will
> end up
> telling every machine to be a file server. Hmmmm.
> I'll go and re-read the Diskless-HOWTO, but if anyone knows a
> I'd still appreciate hearing from you.
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