[Python-Dev] bdist_* to stdlib?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Feb 20 23:49:59 CET 2006

Jan Claeys wrote:
>>That, in turn, is because nobody is so short of disk space that
>>you really *have* to share /usr/share across architectures, 
> I can see diskless thin clients that boot from flash memory doing things
> like that?  (E.g. having documentation and header files and other
> less-important stuff on an nfs mount?)

Having parts of the file system on NFS: sure, even have root on NFS:
all the time.

But if you have two classes of machines (say, diskless SPARC and
diskless x86 PCs) for which you have to provide different sets of
binaries on NFS: why do you have to share /usr/share across
architectures? It will only save you a small percentage of disk
space, and at additional hassles.


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