In article <beubi1$a4l$1mamenchi.zrz.TU-Berlin.DE>,
[email]anno4000lublin.zrz.tu-berlin.de[/email] (Anno Siegel) wrote:I think what he means is that Apple's installers for software>> > What is the correct / best way to move Applications to a seperate
> > partition. I have read the goggle pages and people say the the
> > installer does not link logical links.
> You mean, it will not follow symbolic links? Or MacOS aliases? I would
> try a symlink before giving up on that approach -- it's so much easier
> than arranging for a mount. For some years I ran a Mac with /Users
> replaced by a symlink with no problems.
(system or apps) upgrades often do not look for or follow symlinks.
/Users should be OK because there's no critical OS stuff involved.
It is possible to put /var on a separate disk, and
mv /var/* /Volumes/newvar/
rm -R /var
ln -s /Volumes/newvar /var
ln -s /Volumes/newvar /private/var
and tinker with /etc/rc* to straighten out the /tmp cleanups
This works fine (& gets vm onto a separate disk ;-) until
at some stage an Apple OS update decides to hose /var
and mkdir /var and fill it with new stuff - back to square one :-(
In the case of applications I have all my non-Apple apps on
a separate partition, but I've left the stuff installed by the
system installer in /Applications.
Note also that strange things can happen to permissions for things
moved to new partitions by the Finder...