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why .usr & .etc in /root ??
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paulh177


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2018, 15:24    Post subject:  why .usr & .etc in /root ??  

I'e been meaning to ask this for years, but what purpose is served by having .usr and .etc links in the /root directory?

Is there a build script somewhere that leaves them behind, or maybe there was a system script that needed them once upon a blue moon?

Deleting them doesn't seem to cause problems, and leaving them can mean an ugly infinite recursion when copying or rsyncing /root Crying or Very sad
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 10:18    Post subject:  

If memory serves they were left over from puppy one which only stored root in a knoppix like manner.... never found a problem removing them.
It more than likely would only affect software from the puppy one era anyway.

Mike
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paulh177


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 11:10    Post subject:  

That's the sort of thing I suspected.

I just cloned the woof-CE source to have a sniff around, and it seems they're both created as part of a woof build, from the rootfs-skeleton, but I'm so far far behind on the state of puppy creation & maintenance these days I don't even know if that's what is used for creating new pup releases Sad

Still, I've raised an issue on github anyway.

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 11:18    Post subject:  

I always liked Knoppix tho.
I just liked Puppy better Smile
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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 07:25    Post subject:  

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Still, I've raised an issue on github anyway.

Good idea as it is a woefully obsolete feature.

I have a liking for Slax myself but there are things that happen in puppy which are irresistible.

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