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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:55:27 -0700

On Thursday 22 March 2018 13:36:49 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 22. März 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > [...]
> > Does anybody here make /opt a separate partition? Since so many programs
> > use it that are better not to run with admin privileges, it seems better
> > not to put /opt in the root partition. But then I wonder if installations
> > would go awry for those packages that use /opt. (Not only TDE, but also
> > other programs, such as Seamonkey, OpenOffice, etc., use /opt for
> > installation.)
>
> beeing on the root-partition has nothing to do with admin privileges.

There is also the problem that, on reinstallation, the /opt folder (and any 
configurations or modifications) will necessarily be overwritten. I would 
like to prevent /opt from being overwritten, just as I do with my /home 
folder. 

Bill