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Re: packages being essential but having stuff in /usr/?!

On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 13:08 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> It's after $remote_fs.  Please don't assume that all non-local file
> systems are NFS.
Yeah sorry ;)

Having $remote_fs is a really nice way to secure that /usr/-stuff is
there (and also other stuff like /var...)

As far as I understand - please correct me if I'm wrong - the root-fs is
just guaranteed, to have /bin/, /sbin and /lib, right? Neither /var
nor /opt.
What about /etc?

Also, right after the init system starts, neither /proc, nor /dev,
nor /sys are there, right?

Would it be a good idea, to add new virtual facilities like $dev, $proc
or so?

That way init-scripts could try to even restrict their dependencies
more, and don't need to find out the current init script (e.g.


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