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

6, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 20:11 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> /var/ is not required to be on the root file system, but
>> must be available after the $local_fs point during boot.
> Ah.. good to know,.. thought that could perhaps also be on
> remote-filesystems...

What about services that start before $remote_fs is provided that
place pidfiles in /var? Portmapper is an example of this.

>> > Also, right after the init system starts, neither /proc, nor /dev,
>> > nor /sys are there, right?
>> This depends on what the initrd did.
> Ok.. i see... but at least it's not guaranteed,.. as systems might not
> use an initramfs at all,... and then these are mounted by the respective
> init-script, right?

Yes, /etc/init.d/mountkernfs.sh

>> Probably not.  The early boot is so special anyway, and consist of so
>> few packages that there advantage of trying to generalize is probably
>> outweighted by the effort to implenent it.  The effort with init.d
>> scripts should instead be on moving scripts out of rcS.d/ into
>> rc[1-5].d/, to improve single user mode and increase concurrency
>> during boot.
> mhh,.. ok... I see :)
> Cheers,
> Chris.

-Will Orr

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