[CentOS] filesystem rpm fails when /home is NFS mounted
R P Herrold
herrold at centos.org
Fri Apr 3 15:38:31 UTC 2009
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
>> The takeaway was that I need to 'test as I do, and do as I
>> test'. My testing regime will have to include 'cloning' a
>> test box, and simply 'moving into it' for an afternoon when
>> doing 'updates' QA testing.
> I took it for granted that CentOS would be server, not
> client. Silly to assume anything, I guess.
* nod * we tend to forget our culture's history
I have used Linux as my desktop ( and CentOS as the lead one
since the death of RHL ) that I can only stare in wonderment
at people who do _not_ use it as their stable production
environment, or those sell it but do not believe in it .
'Back in the day when dinosaurs roamed the earth,' Bank One,
(now rolled up in JPMorgan Chase) ran X-tops at the C level on
down, because it was the full featured (for the day) GUI
window environment that 'just worked' [and no other credible
alternative existed]; on a walk through I did at the NYSE
trading floor two years ago, X based Motif windowed
applications abounded at the trading posts; ditto at the CME
for options traders. Not the sole platform any more of
course, but clearly suitable for mission critical with major
Note that I am not saying a ephemeral 'distro du jour' is
suitable, but clearly, despite what some upstream might say,
it 'just works' ;)
"The craft lives so long as it is remembered, but the
children can only stare in wonderment at the Easter Island
stone heads, unable to summon the spirits" -- NFS homes is
part of that culture
-- Russ herrold
Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst pointed out several
issues with running Linux on the desktop, including financial
concerns the company has as a Linux vendor.
"First of all, I don't know how to make money on it,"
Whitehurst said. "Very few people are running a desktop that's
mission-critical," so they do not want to pay the company for
a desktop OS, he said.
Query: Isn't making money on a desktop, orthogonal to its
suitability ... unless one is just in it for the money? sad
that is the 'first of all' objection.
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