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Date:      Sun, 9 Nov 2014 19:45:40 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Where do user files go these days?
Message-ID:  <20141109194540.20c574dd@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <3272471.UYQ3DxhorQ@curlew.lan>
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On Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:30:10 +0000
Mike Clarke wrote:

> On Sunday 09 Nov 2014 14:34:45 Arthur Chance wrote:
> > On 09/11/2014 12:15, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > > Now, moving /home into /usr/home and making a compatibility
> > > symlink
> > > might make sense for some partitioning schemes with UFS, but it
> > > certainly doesn't when installing with ZFS or with an all-in-one
> > > style UFS partition.
> 
> I've never understood the logic of putting /home under /usr. If you 
> ever needed to do a fresh install from scratch it would be all too 
> easy to wipe out all of home when you delete the original contents of 
> /usr. 

I've always assumed that it was to avoid having to decide how to divide
UFS disk space between  /home and /usr, since it's pretty much
impossible to come up with a default that isn't badly wrong for some
users.  And it was only a default.



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