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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

Le jeudi 08 décembre 2011 à 20:16 +0100, Marco d'Itri a écrit : 
> Let's try to summarize the possible configurations and what is needed to
> support them:
> - / and /usr are in the same filesystem
>   * no changes are needed
> - / and /usr are in different filesystems
>   - an initramfs is or can be used and will mount /usr
>     * initramfs-tools will be updated, no operational changes are needed
>   - the platform does not support an initramfs
>     * I am still waiting for somebody to enumerate them, but I believe
>       that I can design a suitable workaround
>   - the administrator refuses to use an initramfs
>     * tough luck for them

After a big week of discussions, I don’t think there have been any valid
objections against the scheme you are proposing. It still allows to
split / and /usr for various reasons (the most useful one today being
encrypting / and not /usr). Once this is done I don’t think there are
valid reasons to not move back stuff from / to /usr, either.

The cost is not too high, the number of systems it breaks is extremely
small, and the long-term gain is significant.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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