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From: Greg KH <gregkh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Warn users not to do separate /usr partition without proper initramfs in the handbook?
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:48:13
Message-Id: 20110804154659.GA20644@kroah.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Warn users not to do separate /usr partition without proper initramfs in the handbook? by William Hubbs
On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 09:31:07AM -0500, William Hubbs wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 06:49:36AM -0500, Dale wrote: > > Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote: > > > > > > Again, not all of us are willing to migrate away from a separate /usr > > > partition, least of all when that is being "imposed" by some people > > > trying to "shove" their pet projects to others and when we don't agree > > > with or acknowledge the arguments. > > > > > > > > > > +1 > > Add another to the list of folks who disagree with this and with the > approach being taken. > > I don't blame gentoo devs per se, but I do feel like this is being > forced down everyone's throats without any regard to the *nix philosophy > of having separate /usr which has worked for years, and if people would > fix their bugs correctly would continue to work.
The problem is that it really _hasn't_ worked for years, you just never saw the problem. And that's fine, but when things start randomly breaking in the future, if you persist in this type of setup, then you at least will know who to blame :) Also, again, this is an upstream issue, based on the packages you have installed, not anything that has changed in the distro itself. Upstream is also working to resolve the issue already, by mounting /usr from the initramfs, to keep this sane, so people shouldn't really have to worry about this too much, unless they don't use an initramfs... good luck, greg k-h

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