FBSD 5.1 and 4.8 sharing the same /home (and /var) possible?
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Sat Nov 22 07:24:25 PST 2003
"Stefan A. Deutscher" <sa.deutscher at tiscali.de> writes:
> (a) Is it OK to have the slices to be shared on ufs2, or will 4.8R
> wreck havoc when accessing those (or, better: just not be able to
> see them)
4.x won't understand UFS2.
> (b) If ufs2 is not OK for use on both systems, are there any things to
> consider when making them ufs1? I suppose I would have to backup,
> newfs -O1, and restore the /var slice on da1, or is it advisable to
> just make /var/mail a symlink to some separate ufs1 /mail slice?
You need UFS1 to share it between FreeBSD versions, but whether it's
worth re-creating the partition for that is up to you.
> (c) Will the background file system checks introduced with 5.x still
> work on these ufs1 slices?
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