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Re: Bug#652275: Guided partitioning should not offer separate /usr, /var, and /tmp partitions; leave that to manual partitioning

(reducing CC as I guess that most are subscribed to -devel)

Quoting Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org):

> I don't think these things are alike.  Separating /var and /tmp from the
> rest of the file systems is done because those partitions contain varying
> amounts of data and often fill if something goes wrong, but can fill
> without impacting the rest of the system and allowing easy recovery if
> they're not on the same partition as everything else.
> Separating /var continues to be good and recommended practice if you're
> running anything that's likely to produce a lot of output, IMO.  (/tmp
> should probalby just be tmpfs, but that's another discussion.)

I'm inclined to follow this advice and would indeed propose that the
"atomic" partman-auto recipe is kept, however without a separate /usr
partition (discussions on -devel and the current practice convinced me
that a separate /usr is seomthing that probably belongs to the former

So, would it be OK for participants in this discussion is we, in the
installer, just drop separate /usr but keep the atomic recipe (which
is not the default choice, by the way)?

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