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Re: Debian with read-only /usr

Dave -
You could always mount the `/usr' filesystem on the server as readonly
and use the `remount' option of `mount' to remount `/usr' as writeable
during an apt upgrade.  The other option would be to export `/usr'
readonly, i.e., in the `/etc/exports' on the server.

Dave Sherohman said on March 15, 2001 at 10:22 (-0600) 
>I'm looking at NFS-mounting /usr for a largish number of machines, with the
>basic idea that then I can just keep the binaries on the central server up-to
>date and the workstations will all follow along with (hopefully) a minimum of
>effort.  I'm a little concerned about apt, though...  I wouldn't expect it to
>be very open-minded about /usr being read-only.  OTOH, I probably wouldn't
>need to run apt very often on the workstations unless there's a change to
>config file formats or an all-new package is being installed.
>Any Debian-specific advice on running a setup like that?
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