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Re: [linux-lvm] Mandrake 8.1 and LVM

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 02:02:21PM -0800, Petro wrote:
> So you can install software that puts stuff in /usr/share/man and
> /usr/share/doc?  

What's to stop you from installing software if you have mounted your
partition as read only?  It only forces you to do an extra step.

    bash# mount -o remount,rw /usr
    bash# # install your software
    bash# sync; mount -o remount,ro /usr

If the software is "putting stuff", a.k.a. creating variable data, it
belongs in a /var location.  i.e. /var/cache/man/...

Remember, the object of FHS is to provide people the ability to NFS
share their /usr partition.  If you have applications changing the data
on a number of machines to these directories, you're going to regret
your filesystem management decisions.  /var is for locally generated
data created by applications.

Chad Walstrom <chewie wookimus net>                 | a.k.a. ^chewie
http://www.wookimus.net/                            | s.k.a. gunnarr
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