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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 09:10:19AM +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> there is no problem with this, since this update can be skipped, if the
> dependency files are generated on kernel install. You need to have those
> files on the root filesystem, for sure.
> I think the only reason those are generated on boot are for convinience,
> because distributions experienced often problems with user installed
> kernels.

I believe the problem is that these dependencies cannot be properly
calculated until the corresponding kernel is running.  I do not know whether
this is a limitation in the design or the implementation.

 - mdz

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