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Re: Bug#160424: dpkg lock file should be in /var/lock

On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 05:48:55PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> If they are to have the exact same files installed, then you can't
> run any dpkg command that modifies the system (because they'll be out
> of sync), so what needs to be locked? Or, more to point, if you run a
> dpkg in a way that requires the lock, you're screwing up the system
> anyway; all that having the lock shared would do is prevent you from
> from screwing up both systems at the same time.
> Or am I, as usual, missing your point?

If you've got /var mounted over NFS, you might as well have /usr mounted
over NFS too -- so dpkg will still keep most of your files in sync. I'm
ignoring /etc and /{lib,bin,...} presuming that they're magically handled
specially somehow.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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