Matthew D. Fuller
fullermd at over-yonder.net
Thu Jan 12 22:06:50 PST 2006
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 04:01:49PM -0800 I heard the voice of
Jon Simola, and lo! it spake thus:
As with most such things, this all boils down to "what works for you
right now in your specific case." But, just for the sake of
> What I'm doing now is all my machines have a common NFS mounted /usr
> and /var/db/pkg so installing a port/package on any one of them
> means they all have the package installed.
I would tend toward instead using rsync/rdist to manage /usr from a
central location, and leave it on local disks. It saves having your
whole network die when your NFS server goes down, and is also a lot
faster. Plus, it lets you more easily maintain individual machine
configs in /usr/local/etc, and handle some things (PostgreSQL comes to
mind) which write their running data under /usr/local.
> But it it something that, in *my* experience and in *my* particular
> setup saves me a lot of time.
Which is pretty much what it all boils down to; EVERY situation is
unique in some way, and every person finds a slightly different layout
works for them. Heck, I did upgrades from source on running,
important servers, directly from 2.2.8-S to a 4.3 or 4.4-ish era 4-S;
I certainly wouldn't recommend THAT to anybody who could stay out of a
mental institution, but It Worked For Me(tm).
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fullermd at over-yonder.net
Systems/Network Administrator | http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/
On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.
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