Bug#573252: partman-target: stray /cdrom link useless these days
On Thursday 11 March 2010, you wrote:
> /cdrom was only obsoleted in etch by a combination of prayer and wishful
> thinking. apt-cdrom still relied on it until very recently, when
> Michael Vogt did some work on it.
Hmm. It could be that back then only the automatic unmounting was fixed.
I'll test this.
> Perhaps I have missed something, but Frans' changes seem quite
> incomplete to me.
You're partially correct.
> base-installer bind-mounts /target/cdrom, and
No, we no longer bind mount /target/cdrom. We used to bind mount it
permanently, but that was changed with the reintroduction of multi-cd
support. Instead we always leave it up to apt-cdrom to mount/umount the CD
as (and only as long as) needed.
> configures apt-cdrom to use it;
Yes, I missed this. But we could change that to use /target/media/cdrom
instead, which would be more in line with what's wanted anyway.
I'll test that too.
> surely that needs to be adjusted if you
> want to do the detection dynamically there as well, and removing the
> umounts from most other places while keeping the mount in base-installer
> looks like a mistake.
AFAICT removing the umounts is still correct as we never mount it.
But base-installer definitely needs updating before dropping the symlink in
partman-target. And if Lenny's apt-cdrom does require it, we should keep
it around until Squeeze+1.