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Re: Networked systems

Mark Eichin wrote:

>The kludge approach for packages with big components (like
>directories in /usr/lib) is to move those entire directories off and
>symlink them.

This will certainly take care of the most obnoxious cases - Emacs
and TeX.

>I think this would be enough for the NFS case as well, if there were
>some flag to say "only install the symlinks for this package, find the
>files on /nfsdisk" or something like that.

For this, we'd need the possibility to add more directories.  A
specification like "anything from /usr/lib should go to /usr/segement/lib,
and anything from /usr/share should go to /usr/common/segment/share"
would be necessary to fit into the local setup here, for example.
Thomas Koenig, Thomas.Koenig@ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
logarithmic diagram.

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