[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Friday 03 April 2015 05:35:49 Reco wrote:
>  Hi.
> On Fri, Apr 03, 2015 at 10:01:43AM +0100, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Friday 03 April 2015 08:47:11 Reco wrote:
> > > > I assume only by mounting a new drive at some temporary
> > > > location, copying all the installed data from /home to it, then
> > > > fixing fstab to mount that drive on top of the existing /home
> > > > directory?  I have done that in the past, but not in the last
> > > > half decade as drives are outrageously big now.
> > >
> > > More-or-less yes. You forgot to mention emptying old home, but all
> > > needed stuff is there.
> >
> > I would say *instead of*, not *on top of*.  And copying over is
> > easy, when your new home is mounted via fstab.
> Clarification needed (see below):
> > mkdir /oldhome
> >
> > mnt <oldhome> /oldhome
> Is mnt an alias to 'mv'? Or 'mount -o bind'? Or something else?
> > cp -Rpu /oldhome/. /home/
> >
> > Though you could, of course, do it in the other order, mounting
> > <oldhome> as /home.  But it would still be easy.
> I see at least one (minor) complication in such approach, and that is
> the user who uses such home right now. I mean, copying files that are
> being written to right now is kind of … unpredictable as far as
> results are concerned.
> But doing it correct way would probably require using LVM (snapshots),
> and LVM is one of those things that are either used from the start, or
> not used at all.

Tried twice back when it was all the rage when fedora was fairly new.  
Both installs self-destructed in under 2 weeks. I've no clue if its 
ready for "prime time" today or not.  But haveing been twice burnt, I am 
wary and avoid it.  And of course I eventually got tired of being used 
for a guinea pig as its survival rates were relatively poor.

> Reco

Thanks Reco.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

Reply to: