Am 29.05.2017 um 08:37 schrieb Martin Pitt: > Hello Maximilian, > > Maximilian Stein [2017-05-28 22:12 +0200]: >> I tried it again and apparently, /etc/mtab was actually created by FAI, >> not by debootstrap, sorry for the confusion. But maybe it would be an >> idea to create it by debootstrap to avoid its creation on the first boot? I think if you use debian-installer to install the system, it will also create /etc/mtab (as an absolute symlink to /proc/mounts). The debian.conf tmpfiles config will "correct" that on first boot to make it a relative symlink. > Please let's not. /etc/mtab is a thing of the past, and nothing should use it > any more. util-linux had been the primary reason for still having it in jessie, > but in testing util-linux, systemd, udisks, etc. completely ignore that file > (aside from the backwards compat jobs to create it if not present). > > After wheezy's release I would rather drop the /etc/mtab creation bit from > systemd, and FAI should do the same. > I guess you mean stretch, but yeah, we had this fixup rule for two release cycles (via debian-fixup.service in jessie and via the tmpfiles snippet in stretch). Maybe it's time to drop that in buster. Should we get d-i (and FAI) updated to drop the creation of /etc/mtab as well then? -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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