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Re: Stuff from /bin, /sbin, /lib depending on /usr/lib libraries

On 08/31/2012 03:39 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> It only requires us to ensure /usr is mounted before
> init is started.

Which I don't think is a good idea.

>  - /usr on a separate filesystem without the use of an initramfs: not
>    supported... and no discernable user demand for this.

Well, let's say I have a big crash, and I want to recover, and I
need to access /etc/lvm/archive in a single user, with of course
my /usr in a bad state, and I wouldn't be able to mount it for
various reasons. Let's say, an HDD crash, which is very common.

If I need to have /usr mounted before init starts, then I'm more
or less dead, and I'll have to get a recovery CD / USB.

If I don't need /usr, everything is fine, I can boot into single
user mode, and repair.

Guess which situation I prefer?

Now, you tell me: what are the advantage of requiring having
everything in /usr exactly? I really don't get what the advantage is.

On 08/31/2012 03:39 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> However, I struggled to formulate a concrete
> scenario where losing support for that last configuration would actually
> make a difference.

You must have not read some of my posts then.

> No one in the various threads on debian-devel has presented such a scenario.
> They've all been arguing the straw man that "/usr as a separate fs is not
> supported", which is not what's on the table.

Ditto. We did give concrete examples were recovery would be
harder with things in /usr rather than in /.

Also, please make the point into why having stuff in /usr is
to be preferred. Or is it that the *only* argument that you
have is that we are polluted by RedHat crap? If so, why
shouldn't we consider switching to an alternative of udev
like mdev, if its development goes on the right direction,
for Jessie?


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