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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

On Sun, 1 Jan 2012, Toni Mueller <toni@debian.org> wrote:
> On 12/21/2011 11:55 AM, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Nowadays 100G disks are small by laptop standards and for desktops 1TB is
> > about the smallest that anyone would buy.
> Focussing on the desktop is the core of this - imho - misguided idea.
> I'd still like to be able have a small, self-contained, Debian that I
> can run on about anything. /usr is where all the real bloat (Gnome etc.)
> lies, which may or may not be available, and if you eg. consider your
> favourite phone storage, that's 512MB internally, or similar, with /home
> presumably on an external storage (SD card).

Do we have Debian running on phones with a configuration such that the root 
filesystem is small but /usr can be bigger?

Note that we shouldn't be planning for future phones here because they will 
have more internal storage.  Phone storage is rapidly getting bigger.

> > Things have changed a lot since the FSSTD first came out.
> Indeed. Nowadays, we should support a much wider range of devices, not
> just computers the size of refrigerators.

Yes, modern phones have more RAM and storage than the fridge size servers of 
the early 90's.

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