[CentOS] filesystem rpm fails when /home is NFS mounted

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Fri Apr 3 14:38:31 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 [1].

'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 
real money.

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

[1]  http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/03/25/Red-Hat-CEO-questions-desktops-relevance-in-Linux-debate_1.html
 	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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