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Re: udev and /usr

sean finney <seanius@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 03:01:35PM +0200, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
>> Jonas Meurer wrote:
>> >do we really consider to stop support for seperate /usr? after all fhs
>> >supports seperate /usr by design. [1]
>> >i hope that we keep fhs compability within debian.
>> I agree, but the problem is "how?".
> i make no claims about the on-crackiness of the following suggestion, but: 
> what about smuggling such precious and required files into the initrd,
> and either copying them at boot time or having a temporary bind-mount
> to make them available until the real /usr can take over?
> 	sean

Bind mount / to /<real-root>/ and install them to
/<real-root>/usr/... as well as /usr/...

That at least would be doable without breaking existing systems or
forcing an imho bad partitioning on people.

Like many people I have a small / partition (as raid1) and everything
else in lvm. The size of / is relatively constant and I have plenty of
breathing space there (still 40% free). The size of /usr on the other
hand greatly varries depending on installed software and grows a lot
over time, needs resizes. / must be outside LVM for so many reasons
and /usr must be on lvm.


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