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Re: Re: High powered Debian advocacy?

On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 10:34:31AM -0800, Noah Sombrero wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Mar 2002 23:09:07 +1100, Gleason wrote:
> >If I was you, I would concentrate on ease of upgrade (as mentioned before by someone, apt-get), 
> Apt-get is a great tool, however it insists on installing everything in /usr.  Which means that it is
> difficult to make use of extra hard drives.

A couple of points to note here:
1) It's not apt that decides where things get put. It's up to the
   individual packages - try "dpkg --contents your-favourite.deb"
2) Most things *belong* in /usr. FHS dictates that.
3) Nowadays you should be able to fit your complete install of linux on
   a single disk. (you may *want* to spread it across multiple disks,
   but that's another issue)
4) You can always move selected subdirectories (/usr/bin, /usr/lib,
   /usr/X11R6, /usr/share) to other disks, either as separate
   filesystems or symlinks

And yes: apt-get is great :-)

Karl E. Jørgensen
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