Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 24 2006,15:00
Sorry if frustration is starting to show. But the fact of the matter is...
If /opt is on ramdisk, as is normally the case, then upon a reboot all directories that were created upon using any mountable type extensions could not possibly persist.
So I remain without anything that I can reproduce.
I daily use Opera852.unc and/or the new seamonkey gtk1 uci and have not experienced any issues with these browsers after I had reduced the cache size for my particular machine/environment. John and I are aware that the builin firefox does have issues.
After thinking about what Chris posted about reasons for persistent /opt makes wish to state the following:
1. frugal does not necessarily imply persistent anything.
2. for obvious reasons unionfs overlays does not make much sense with a traditional hard drive install.
3. Using persistent options together with frugal is kinda like a hybrid hard drive install.
4. unionfs overlays may very well not make sense with a hybrid install. This hybrid install was created, as Chris, stated as a way to install large apps and avoid the ramdisk.
5. hybrid installs defeats the nodmaic goal of DSL as it anchors one to a particular system, however, DSL does not dictate that that be such and allows users to configure as they so desire.
6. I standby when a reproducible issue is presented to try to resolve it just as is the case with any aspect of DSL.
7. v3.0.1 does not default to unionfs so you may wish to avoid unionfs all together or postpone embracing it until a later release, especially if it is causing you grief. Personally I use it exclusively and without issues. I would not have released it if such was not the case.
I am sorry if I offend anyone or come across as dismissive but without directly reproducible issues, I can only guess at how their systems might be configured or what might be causing their problem.