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Bug#652011: general: Repeated pattern of FHS violation: Dependencies of /sbin and /bin, belong in /lib

On 12/15/2011 09:29 PM, Roger Leigh wrote:
> Well, I think I still need persuading that this is the right direction
> to move the files.  I still think that moving /usr to / is a better
> strategy, albeit introducing some problems with users who would need
> to resize the rootfs (but this has always been an issue with upgrades,
> it's really the admin's responsibility to deal with partition sizing
> prior to upgrading).
This would be *really* a big issue for *a lot* of users. And I'd be one
of these
guys with about 100 servers to reinstall from scratch. I don't like using
a /boot partition, so I have a rootfs of 1 GB of RAID1, then home, usr,
var, tmp
and swap mounted on LVM over RAID10. Please don't do that unless you make
a special tool to resize my disks on-the-fly (eg: without shutting down my
running services).

Also, I really fail to see how this would be an improvement for our users.
It's just an argument for making our lives of lazy library maintainer
more easy.
Plus having very few tools on the boot partition makes it possible to store
them on a slower disk that will be less accessed than the faster one holding
your /usr (see my setup above, rootfs is RAID1, /usr is on RAID10, so my
is faster than the rootfs).


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