On Tuesday 29 January 2008 17:11:00 KAYVEN RIESE wrote:
> Having followed some possibily outdated directive..
>
> i have set up my filesystem in such a way that i am wondering
> if it is impairing performance,
>
> kv_bsd# df -m
> Filesystem  1M-blocks Used Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s2a       248  136    92    60%    /
> devfs               0    0     0   100%    /dev
> /dev/ad0s2e       550    0   506     0%    /tmp
> /dev/ad0s2f     36333 9473 23953    28%    /usr
> /dev/ad0s2d       496  115   341    25%    /var
> linprocfs           0    0     0   100%    /usr/compat/linux/proc
>
>
> i have been too lazy to use useradd so i just keep running as root.
> i did mkdir /home at some point but then i kept overflowing /
> i installed the GIMP graphics program and it crashed, but then
> i realized that it was using a directory under the /root
> directory (because /root is ${HOME})  I found a bit in GIMP
> where i was able to change pertinent directories, so I have
> been manually creating stuff like /usr/home
>
> kv_bsd# ls /usr
> .Trash-root     bin             include         link to home    sbin
> .gimp-2.2       compat          lib             local           share
> .snap           games           libdata         obj             src
> X11R6           home            libexec         ports
> kv_bsd#
>
>
> and the above .gimp-2.2 directory needed to make sure that GIMP
> didn't crash.  now i have been encountering something somebody
> warned me about running firefox with flash plugins.. it is crashing
> sometimes.. well.. he warned me i don't know if i expect a complete
> fix to that, but right now i am noticing
>
>
> kv_bsd# du .mozilla/ | sort -n
>
> . . .
>
> 4920    .mozilla/firefox/4dopg5yz.default/Cache
> 7346    .mozilla/firefox/4dopg5yz.default
> 7358    .mozilla/firefox
> 7368    .mozilla/
>
> now i am thinking.. well..
>
> there are a whole bunch of things in /root .files, er.. .directories
> is it possible for me to switch these to /usr so i don't over flow?

You could set HOME to /home/root in .profile?

Best solution still is: do the useradd and create a normal user for your work. 
It takes less time then you took to write this email, so the lazy part is 
already invalidated.
-- 
Mel
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