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RE: /var seperate partition?

On 10-Jul-2002 Brian May wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it legal to have /var as a seperate partition?
> In my opinion it should be, but one package (discover)
> tries to run before file systems are mounted and gets
> upset that it can't find its files under /var. However
> I am not sure of this, hence the reason for asking
> here.
> What should be done to fix this? Should I file bug report?
> (this is the woody version, as I want this system
> to track stable when woody is released).

according to the FHS and I believe Debian policy /var, /usr and /home may be
separate partitions.  It has long been common practice under commercial UNIX

/bin, /sbin, /etc, /tmp, /root, /dev, /mnt must be on /.  Everything else may
be on its own partition and mounted later.

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