Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies
Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On 6/27/05, John H. Robinson, IV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > > On 6/25/05, John H. Robinson, IV <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > I can see where the game would be installed on the client system, and
> > > > the data would live on the file server under /usr/share. Currently, the
> > > > only way to do this is by having installed broken packages, and to copy
> > > > the /etc/amphetamine files from the filer onto the client.
> > >
> > > Why would you only install the data and not the binaries on the file
> > > server (filer?)?
> > Because you are sharing /usr/share and not /usr ?
> > FHS 2.3:
> > /usr/share : Architecture-independent data
> > One filer to rule all the architectures. Essentially, the same reason we
> What is a filer?
A file server.
> > make -data packages to begin with. If you have a mixed environment (x86,
> > amd64, sparc, ppc) then you can have one /usr/share for all of them.
> I understand that part, but I'd expect binaries to be able to live on
> a file servers too, even for multiple architectures.
/usr/bin/vim is different on PPC than on i386. You cannot share /usr
(and thusly /usr/bin) between architectures. You can with /usr/share, as
it is architecture independent.
John H. Robinson, IV firstname.lastname@example.org
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