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Re: Merging / and /usr (was: jessie release goals)

Le 11/05/2013 20:05, Aron Xu a écrit :
> An easy example is that, on Solaris, there is a something called boot
> environment (BE), which is essentially snapshots of the combination of
> /usr and /boot, users can switch between different BEs easily without
> affecting any user data. Without /usr merge, doing such work could be
> much more complicated because user data and system data is mixed in
> the file system's hierarchy, it's hard to make sure switching between
> different snapshots won't change user data. While if such thing is
> done properly, then user won't be bothered about messing up the system
> on upgrades or experiments anymore. They can switch among different
> working environments easily, without dealing with the odds caused by
> multi-boot.

What about /etc ? /var ? both contain data that can mess up with a
running system...


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