On Sat, Jul 09, 2011 at 11:26:58AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote: > On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 02:02:01PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote: > > Roger Leigh wrote: > > > > > /etc/mtab - symlink to /proc/self/mounts (494001) > > > > debootstrap (but seems ok; only removes file not symlink) > > > > busybox > > Not configured to use or write /etc/mtab AFAICT > (CONFIG_FEATURE_MTAB_SUPPORT is not set) > > > lilo-installer > > aboot-installer > > debian-installer-utils > > grub-installer > > arcboot-installer > > palo-installer > > elilo-installer > > > > Any of these could break even with the symlink if, for example, > > /target/proc is not mounted when they try to use /target/etc/mtab. > > Several I've looked at (lilo-installer and grub-installer) try to > > overwrite /etc/mtab. > > I've had a look at all of these, and they all contain logic to > check for a symlink, and abort if one is present. Some would > try to read the symlink, so it looks like the main cause of > breakage would be (as you said avoid) if /target/proc is not > mounted. > > Surely /target/proc can be mounted prior to any of the above > being run? I'm not too familiar with the installer, but I > thought this was already the case? As far as I can tell, we now only have two blockers preventing switching /etc/mtab to symlink to /proc/mounts: #620818 cifs-utils #622693 libpam-mount preventing us fixing #494001. Are there any other known issues which would prevent us from making the switch? Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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