In message <m0wikLf-00IdTiC@golem.pixar.com>, writes: >From: Vadim Vygonets <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> I can't help noticing that Debian is not too aware about the >> differences between / and /usr partitions. In the ideal, / is local, >> and /usr is mounted from a remote machine. > >Debian policy is to make it possible to run with a shared _READ-ONLY_ /usr. >/usr may be coming from a CD, like in Dale's "Drop-in-Debian" product, or >it may be shared via NFS. Obviously, we can't put configuration files on >an un-writable filesystem. Have packages look at /etc as now, but by default have /etc/<package>.conf be a symbolic link to /usr/etc/<package>.conf. Then the read-only or site-wide configuration will be in force until the administrator of the local machine replaces the symbolic link in /etc with a configuration specific to that machine. This probably should not apply to essential packages, since /usr might not be mounted when the package was in use. -- Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk Isle of Wight http://lfix.co.uk/oliver Make it idiot-proof, and someone will breed a better idiot.
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