Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem? [/usr on NFS]
On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 16:25 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Yes, the most repeated argument has been mount /usr via NFS.
> > Unfortunately, nobody yet explained how do they update the resulting
> > cluster of machines.
> It's not particularly difficult. You update the system master and push
> that update into NFS, synchronizing any non-/usr data as you need to
> across all the systems mounting that NFS partition.
I have always been skeptical about sharing /usr on Debian, especially
I've always wondered is how you upgrade the remote (nfs-mounted)
* How to upgrade /bin, /lib... files?
* Can dpkg be told to not touch /usr on those machines?
* Some (pre|post)(inst|rm) scripts use files in /usr... Aren't they
guaranteed to behave in unpredictable way, if the version is /usr
aren't the one expected by those scripts?
I used lessdisk in sarge, but it used to export the whole tree over
P.S. I like the idea to use encrypted partition for the whole system,