[gobolinux-users] Re: Problem with CUPS recipe/package

kenneth marken k-marken at online.no
Wed Aug 17 22:24:41 GMT 2005

Jonatan Liljedahl wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 11:05:05 +0200
> Jan Moliè <mig at 1984.cz> wrote:
>>I don't think that symlink /Programs/App/Variable to /System/Variable
>>is  good.
>>Now I can easily remove all application's variables.
> Just as easily as you can remove a lot of important stuff in
> /S/Settings... I don't see that as a problem. And Variable files are
> almost always more or less temporary, it wouldn't even hurt much to
> erase them.
>>The solution is maybe unionfs. What about to store all application's
>>data in /Programs/App/Variable and merge them to /System/Variable?
>>I don't have any experiences with unionfs (just know that this should
>>work but don't know how fast would it be, etc.)
> That would of course be very cool, but if we can do that we should do it
> for all the cases and use it instead of symlinks. i.e
> /Programs/*/Current/bin/* could be merged to /Systems/Links/Executables
> (or maybe /System/Union/Executables in that case). 

and i fear every install would have to manipulate 2-3 lines of fstab 

unless one can point unionfs to a file that contains a list of the dirs 
to collect under a single mount. then just add to list and cycle the 

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