On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 10:26 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Right, the point is that other packages can assume those binaries are > available during any normal package operations and during package > installation and removal. Ok... than perhaps one can add a note to the policy, that this means "after the system has booted, or especially after all filesystems including /usr are mounted". And apart from that,... during initramfs only that what has been included (or is part of busybox, if used ist available), and berofre /usr... only that what the respective maintainers (e.g. coreutils) decided to put into non-/usr locations. Right? > Early system startup (before $remote_fs) is a weird and special > environment, and most services should just depend on $remote_fs and not > worry about it. Normally they have to anyway since the daemon being > started is in /usr. Well I came across this by writing a (hopefully) improved version of the current /etc/init.d/skeleton to ask for its inclusion,... and I did not want to restrict the notes I give there for just these normal kinds of daemons. (So much for my motivation.) > Services that do not depend on $remote_fs are > services that have to be prepared to run in a limited and special > environment and will require special attention and thought. Well I wrote some keyscripts for cryptsetup, which happen to execute long before any /usr or so is there,... and I use e.g. printf and some others. I never noticed however that printf is not there, because of that built-in versions ;) Cheers, Chris.
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