F15 to F16 upgrade via DVD does not recognize previous installation

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Tue Nov 15 15:04:26 UTC 2011

Greg Woods wrote:

>> I may be getting hit by bug 748119
>>    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748119
>> as my /var is mounted on a different filesystem than /
> I have the same issue, and my /var is also mounted on a separate file
> system (which I thought was standard practice; who wants root to fill up
> because a logging process runs wild?)

I've often wondered if it made sense to keep /var on a separate partition.
I did it for a time, but then gave up as I couldn't remember
why I was doing it.
I see from the official (if obsolete) Linux Filesystem Hierarchy document
that the idea is to keep /usr read-only,
but I've a feeling quite a few things are written to /usr nowadays.
Also must be a bit of a bore updating the system?

I see that web-servers keep a lot of fairly constant stuff in /var/www .

Just a thought ...

Timothy Murphy  
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