2 different distros using same /home with same user
wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 08:32:14 UTC 2012
On 08/05/2012 12:12 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 05/08/12 13:18, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 08/04/2012 11:01 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> Yes, I know that. What I wanted to know is what does the symlink look
>>> like and where is it placed - eg, simply in the "emtpy" newly created
>>> Documents directory as a link "@......." pointing to the
>>> opt/ric/Documents directory on the other drive or what? :-)
>> Oh heck that response was backgrounded, just lurking unsent. I just
>> hit send on it. Ric
> OK, I just read your post to Hazan re this :-) .
> But I have 2 other blinding questions :-) :
> why did you pick on the directory /opt? any specific reason or any
> directory name would do? For example, I mount my 2nd HDD in fstab as
> /data so I could use /data/Documents, eg, in the symlnk?; and
> /opt is totally owned and controlled by root.root. What magic do you
> perform to be able to read/write/execute your user files? (or am I
> missing something here?)
I just chowned those directories ric:ric ---my username.
Since /opt is just sitting there and as I wrote, it's where Caldera put
the licensed and proprietary stuff, and served the same purpose as
/usr/local, it's what I use. It's cleanly out of the way of /usr
...which sometimes gets mounted to it's own partition or drive. Plus, it
has éclat. It's where stuff can be put that has no other rightful home.
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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