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Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc

Nils Rennebarth writes:
 > It occurs to me as strange that noone in this debate had mentioned the
 > transname patch, available in the 2.1 sources. It was developed as a
 > solution to exactly the same problem Vadim describes.

Exactly might not be the word :)

 > Please read /path_to_kernel-2.1_source/Documentation/transname.txt

File read. Very interesting indeed.

 > I then suggest to mount /usr and /etc from the central server.  /etc could
 > overmount an existing /etc with a minimum of files in it needed while /usr
 > is not reachable.

Yes, that might solve the problem for /etc. This may cause problems,
though, because it would make the /etc dir on the server writable to
all other systems... unless there is a mechanism to prevent that, such
as "machine-wide-ACL" (just-created concept on my part, but that might
already exist somewhere ?). But, as standard ACL's are not yet part of
the official distribution, we might have to wait for that...

But otherwise, surely the transname system would work around the
general problem of updating the root filesystem...

Thanks for pointing that to us, Nils!
Yann Dirson <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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