Re: RFC: live-initramfs 2.x features
Philippe Lelédy wrote:
> 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.
jup. i was thinking of some sort of 'user sees that updates are
available, fires up apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and all the
updates are stored into a partial squashfs image on the live media
automatically' and 'user has a couple of partial squashfs images and
lauches a command, which recompresses everything into one merged
filesystem.squashfs again'. not sure if this is all doable during
runtime, and without much extra storage.
> 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.
yes :/ i wish aufs could handle incremential changes to files.
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