Deinstall software

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun May 31 09:09:02 UTC 2009

On Sun, 31 May 2009 10:49:18 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
> all your examples are sounds just like kind of "tradition".
> Just like for eg. creating lots of partitions no matter if it's needed or 
> not

One exception: The creation of different partitions according
to different uses can (but doesn't neccessarily have to) be
useful if partition-wise dumps are required or intended. As
you know, there are advantages and disadvantages. There can
be trouble, causing only one of the partition to get defects;
it's easy to dump and restore data partition-wise, even for
to clone system installations. On the other hand, you can run
into problems according to static space limits which you
don't when you have only one / partition and all directories
are "resized" automatically (haha)... :-) File system defects
will of course affect the whole partition then. (But that's
a different situation anyway: If there's trouble with some
hard disk, better transfer what you can get onto a new media
and wipe the disk; does it happen two times, better use a new
hard disk - or similar advice applies.)

It depends on the requirements. Sometimes it's good, sometimes
bad, and sometimes everything altogether... How many fingers? ;-)

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