On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Ed Dixon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks to chals explanation that a live-persistence.conf is required in the
> root of the image file this has been resolved. I have tried to close the bug
> report I opened by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you very much. I'm glad that it works for you now.
> I do feel that the live documentation needs work regarding this feature. As
> it reads now it sounds as though the live-persistence.conf file is optional
> (which it certainly isn't for images anyway) to the user to provide a
> greater mount of control over what is persisted beyond a default level.
So the real bug, so to speak, is in live-manual rather than in live-boot :)
> not know if this also affects standard partitions as well but if so in the
> live manual where it says "A volume with the label persistence can be
> configured to make arbitrary directories persistent." should read "A volume
> with the label persistence must be configured with live-persistence.conf
> file to use the persistence feature."
git blames me here. I was aware that the sentence "And in order to
fully customize the volume's persistence there must be a file named
live-persistence.conf. " didn't sound quite brilliant, but to be
honest I blindly trusted the power of the verb *must* that I used when
I modified the paragraph (adding that).
Important: I'm *not* the original author of that section in
live-manual. I'm not that clever. The writer of the code did write
most of it. He's the clever one, and obviously the one who perfectly
knows how it works. I simply made certain necessary modifications
after the code itself was modified too. That is why git blame points
at me :)
I take note of your suggestion and add it to my todo. Or perhaps
someone else can rephrase it in a better way than I can.
> and a link to the
> live-persistence.conf man page should be available as well as I only managed
> to find that by man within the chrooted sid environment.
There is already a link to chapter 10.3.1 The live-persistence.conf file
> But, now that I
> have done so all is clear!
Good to know.
- Re: Bug
- From: Ed Dixon <firstname.lastname@example.org>