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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 12:10:54AM +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > So, does anybody still see reasons to continue supporting a standalone
> > /usr?
> There had been lots of responses to that.

Yes, the most repeated argument has been mount /usr via NFS.
Unfortunately, nobody yet explained how do they update the resulting
cluster of machines.

Of course the problem is that if you update on the NFS server, then
related /etc and /var files [1] will not get updated on the NFS client
machines and you need to propagate changes there. I see as quite
pointless to use "let's export /usr via NFS" as an argument, if Debian
does not provide a way to make that setup tenable.

ACK on your second clarification request, though.


[1] Or anything else actually, given that maintainer scripts can
    affect basically all the filesystem.

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