[arch-general] Was Fwd: [arch-dev-public] [signoff] coreutils-8.12-2, initscripts-2011.06.2-1, net-tools-1.60-15, udev-171-2, yp-tools-2.12-2

Myra Nelson myra.nelson at hughes.net
Sat Jun 4 19:16:54 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 18:04, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 12:44 AM, Myra Nelson <myra.nelson at hughes.net> wrote:
>>>> and IIRC its not perfect supported on any distro for a variety of reasons.
>>> I run several SuSE machines with /usr on a separate partition. Works
>>> fine. And right now, Arch should also work.
>> It is historical and the default disk set up for both FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
>> OpenBSD lists security, stability, and filesystem integrity as some of the
>> reasons for setting the system up that way. Don't know if it's correct or not
>> but that's the reason I set my system up the way I do.
> Pushed fix to testing.
> We will keep trying to support separate /usr (certainly in
> initscripts). As far as I'm aware both udev and systemd themselves
> support separate /usr.
> However, at least in the case of udev, third party packages might
> install udev rules that call binaries in /usr. This will probably
> happen before /usr is mounted.
> On my system, the packages that install udev rules which will not work
> with a separate /usr are: v4l-utils, alsa-utils and usbmuxd.
> There might be other ways things break except for through udev rules,
> but I'm not aware of any.
> Cheers,
> Tom


My point wasn't to push any policy change. I'll follow what Arch wants
to do. My last post was simply an explanation of why /usr was a
separate partition historically, nothing more.


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