[Mageia-dev] ANNOUNCE: The /usr move cometh! <---- Instructions

Filipe Saraiva filip.saraiva at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 18:13:21 CEST 2012

I realized /usr move now, and my computer is all ok for now.
Thanks mages,

2012/7/30 andre999 <andre999mga at laposte.net>:
> Colin Guthrie a écrit :
>> OK, so the packages have now all been uploaded.
>> You should see several packages now that you cannot install on Cauldron.
>> This is intended behaviour.
>> Here is how to update your cauldron systems:
>>   1. Run "urpmi --auto-update" install everything that can be installed.
>>   2. Ensure that latest dracut is installed. Run "urpmi dracut" to make
>> sure (it may have been excluded in the --auto-update if it was in a
>> transaction with other packages that could not be installed).
>>   3. Ensure that you do not have zapata or dpkg installed (rpm -e zapata;
>> rpm -e dpkg)
>>   4. Generate a new initrd and include the conversion script: dracut -f
>> -a convertfs
>>   5. If you have /usr on a separate partition
>>       - Ensure there is enough free space to hold /bin, /sbin, /lib and
>> /lib64 content.
>>       - If your /usr is mounted readonly, change your /etc/fstab to mount
>> it rw.
> Just a random thought.
> Is there an easy way to make /bin, /sbin, /lib or /lib64
> relocatable in any packages that use them to usr/*,
> when a certain flag is set ? (say a certain file in /)
> Then when the appropriate conditions are met,
> such as /usr on / or dracut installed and /usr with rw permissions, we could
> set the flag, and then after progressively migrate the various files.
> In this transition we would probably have to put syslinks in the old
> locations, etc.
> If this works, maybe we could convert many mga2 systems before mga3 release,
> to minimise any problems ?
> Haven't really thought this through, and I haven't been following this in
> detail, just something that occured to me.
>> All the best and good luck!!!
>> Col
> Regards :)
> --
> André

Filipe Saraiva

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