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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 5:57 am    Post subject: can i specify a different install dir when emerging? Reply with quote

I set my /usr partition a little low and now it's starting to fill. When I emerged Opera, it installed the binaries,etc in /opt instead of /usr/bin/*. I was wondering if I can manually change the install dir when emerging new programs?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Offcourse it's possible, normally you can change it with a configure option like --prefix=/usr or something, but according too the FHS the opt dir is for binary packages and I don't think you want too change every single packages you want to compile. You can also put the /usr/bin /usr/lib or whatever on a other partitions and use the bind option to link them too /usr/bin or /usr/lib. But the best thing too do is too repartition, a simple cp -a should preserve all you files and attributes, you only need a seperate linux-installations / boot-cd. Done it numerous times,

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the whole bind idea best. However, would I have to run mount --bind every time i reboot? If so, could i put it in the local.start file?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats wrong with repartitioning. AFAIK gnu parted will non-destructively partition a hard disk.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

craftyc wrote:
Whats wrong with repartitioning. AFAIK gnu parted will non-destructively partition a hard disk.


Minor note; it currently won't support xfs for anyone using that. ReiserFS requires a certain lib file -- don't remember what off the top of my head. ext2 and ext3 work fine, but the beginning of the partition must stay fixed.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This senario is the one of the reasons for LVM's existance :D
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