On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 14:09 +1000, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 11:25 -0400, Christopher L Tubbs II wrote:
> Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> Personally, I think the decision to have a username in the list
> administrator one, and the decision for the image is a user one.
But when I (like many) upgrade from one version of fedora to the
the /home partition is the only thing that is preserved.
Well, you will want to
preserve more, such as /var/ftp, /var/www, /srv
and a lot of other stuff below /etc and /var.
The rest of the file system is replaced with a new one (often
a format). So /etc isn't going to still contain this images.
I suspect most users (and sysadmins, don't want to have to replace the
images each time the upgrade and having them in /home is a good place to
preserve them across installs.
/home is a bad place for networked environments,
which have /home/<user>
distributed across a network, because fetching such images would trigger
a lot of traffic (consider conditionally auto-mounted user-homes).