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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin

* Marcus Brinkmann (Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de) wrote:
> On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 04:12:27PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > In other words, it does not work at the moment but should be soon?
> > (reason I'm wondering is that Hurd have long proclaimed they would
> > not use /usr since they had shadowfs, which always sounded a bit
> > premature to me).
> Thomas answer was to the point, but to elaborate on that: shadowfs is not
> the answer to dropping /usr, but the answer to people who say: We want to
> seperate files on a small / partition and on a larger /usr partition
> (with having / only the essential files needed for booting).  shadowfs will
> allow them to do just that (and much more of course).

Can you shadow between a local / and an NFS-mounted /usr?


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