Re: File Systems.
My primary concern regarding /usr/bin is that non-essential post-install
packages might get in the way of my ability to run system updates. If I'm
running some Linux distribution at version1.0, then I should be able to go
to level 1.1 or 2.0; however, I'm afraid that if non-essential
post-installed packages are in /usr/bin, then I have to worry if some
package I installed is going to prevent me from refreshing my system. The
/usr filesystem might be full, or some package might over write a library
In general, I like the idea of /opt for non-essential post-installed
packages and /usr/local for system admin built/install stuff. I would
like be able to install new packages all day long in my 20GB /opt and not
have to worry about / or /usr.
George Kraft IV
512-838-2688; t/l 678-2688
IBM Linux Technology Center, Linux Standards