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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:04:35 -0700

On Friday 23 March 2018 16:33:04 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-03-22 13:55 (UTC-0700):
> > Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> >> 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.
> Put the things _you_ put in /opt/ instead in /usr/local/, make /usr/local/
> a separate filesystem, and you needn't have that problem, unless maybe
> you're an AntiX user. The only things in /opt/ on my systems are things the
> package manager decides belong there, typically printer drivers, KDE3, or
> LO.

I don't choose to put anything there. When I install, the package manager 
installs these items in that folder. (Seamonkey used to be installed like 
other packages, but now it is separately maintained on SourceForge; and now 
it gets installed in /opt. Likewise OpenOffice, now that Apache maintains it 
separately, is installed there.) 

My question is whether the package manager will put them there if I create a 
separate partition for /opt. In any case, little tweaks have got them running 

Another question: Why are program files and folders for Icecat now installed 
in /usr/lib/icecat - instead of in /home/<USER>/.mozilla/icecat (similar to 
other Mozilla browsers)? I had to change permissions to get extensions to 
work, or even to install; but it's not the first place one looks for this