Re: bind9-chroot (was: questions on ITP)
On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > > and would instead suggestion to modify the documents stating that all
> > > config files should be in /etc to make a exception for $CHROOT.
> > <wears QA hat>
> > NEVER. This is not some low-grade distribution where you can go around
> > scattering configuration files all over the filesystem. I will fight tooth
> > and nail against such an atrocity.
> > </wears QA hat>
> Well, then we have to find some other way like cp, rsync, or something
> else to keep one copy of the files in /etc and one in $CHROOT/etc. Using
> mount --bind is like I stated before, no option.
I did not follow the discussion closely, so please forgive me when I'm
posting already discussed facts here.
The postfix MTA also uses a chroot and in its init.d file and all
files needed by the chrooted processes are copied to the chroot upon
start of postfix.
I do the same with my chrooted bind8.
Are there any problems I missed with cimply copying the files?
Mount -bind is no option, hardlinks aren't either. Symlinks from
inside the chroot to /etc are not possible, the other direction
is imho even more evil than cp.
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