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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Thu, 07 May 2009, Ben Finney wrote:
> Those who want a read-only ???/usr??? don't seriously try to leave it
> read-only while installing or upgrading packages, do they?

No.  And we hook apt to automatically remount stuff rw before it, and try to
remount ro after.  It is easy, it works *perfectly*, and it has done so for
longer than I care to remember.

When the ro remount fails, you know you have some checkrestart work to do to
get all updates in core, so it has helped our security upgrade team as well,
even if their "procedure sheet" already tells them to check for old
processes and libraries anyway.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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