Re: RFC: New required package: libblkid1
"Matt Ryan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > The big question is whether or not read-only root is sufficiently
> > common case that it's worth torquing things just to support it.
> This I see as the crux of the matter. We are in danger of going to far in
> wanting to satisfy any desire people have.
> Historically all sorts of crap was in /etc - some moved out as it got
> big (mostly to /var) but that doesn't mean we need to remove as much as
> we can, in fact we could now with large disks go back to putting it all
> in /etc.
If it were really the case that the proposed changes made the system
worse, then I'd agree with you -- but I think in fact, they actually
clarify the system and make it better, even for cases that _do_ have a R/W
root, and so don't strictly require any change.
Backwards-compatibility is a strong argument against such changes, but the
fact that all kinds of random shit is in /etc for historical reasons is
_bad_ (it just makes the system harder to understand), not some kind of
ideal state we're moving away from!
Yo mama's so fat when she gets on an elevator it HAS to go down.