cerise at littlegreenmen.armory.com
Thu Jul 25 05:07:57 EDT 2002
Julian v. Bock said:
> I like it because my fs doesn't get filled with the remains of failed
> compiles. After a reboot everything is gone, and if I want to
> clean up manually all I have to do is the following:
> cd /usr/src
> umount *
> rmdir *
> This leaves the kernel dir / link intact.
I can think of a couple of work arounds. You could chroot into a
directory and install things to the appropriate places. You could then
relink things accordingly.
You could create a new directory as you would with tempfs and
do all sorcery related work within it. You could then delete leftovers
You could have a temporary file mounted as a loopback and do all
work in there.
The important part here is that Sorcery as a good packaging system
should clean up after itself. Tempfs is a simple idea thrown at a
problem. I believe that the benchmarks have bourne out that using the
native filesystem may be a better idea.
I don't believe that having Sorcery clean up after itself and
having Sorcery use the native filesystem are mutually exclusive.
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