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

Jan Molič mig at 1984.cz
Thu Aug 18 14:02:57 GMT 2005


I meant this:

http://www.unionfs.org/

SLAX is using it - they have OpenOffice package in one file, you just  
mount it over root and
voila - have OpenOffice.

But again - I haven't tested, how it works if you mount 200 dirs over one.

jan

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 14:55:34 +0200, Jonatan Liljedahl <lijon at kymatica.com>  
wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:24:41 +0200
> kenneth marken <k-marken at online.no> wrote:
>
>> > 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
>>  atleast...
>>
>>  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 mounts...
>
> I don't know how unionfs works, but I was thinking of some userspace
> (FUSE based) union filesystem that could be used like "unionfs
> /Programs/*/Current/bin/ /System/Union/Executables", or similar. Hmm,
> now that I think of it, I'm sure I've seen some union filesystem that
> works in userspace and where stuff can be added to and removed from the
> union while the fs is mounted, and trough userspace commandline tools.
>
> /Jonatan    -=( http://kymatica.com )=-
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