Re: RFC: live-initramfs 2.x features
Daniel Baumann wrote:
Philippe Lelédy wrote:
3) I would like to make frequent updates to all these keys I spread. An
rsync at live-initramfs time would be nice. Stacking of little .squashfs
files in live directory is enough for me to distribute small updates. I
yet use these features but it needs a reboot.
at low priority (but still something we will need to care about) is
smart way to 'apt-get upgrade' the distributed live-systems. i've not so
many ideas about it yet, but i'm sure we can come up with something once
the basics work again.
Not easy !
For now, I am using the aufs and live-initramfs feature that allows many
stacked filesystems R/O.
So little updates are easy to download (my main filesystem.squashfs is
1.3 M !).
But it's all manual work. Having software in little independent pieces
doesn't fit well with what makes debian a robust system.
Using /cow --> additionnal.squashfs (live-snapshot) just after booting
and adding one package is easy and clear way, but the
additionnal.squashfs is quite big because of debian global databases
that are duplicates in each additionnal.squashfs.