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Re: Switching /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts and removing /lib/init/rw

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 08:54:14PM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> If you have a few minutes to spare, some testing of the packages
> would be appreciated, so make sure there are no corner cases we've
> missed.  Upgrading initscripts should result in /etc/mtab being
> switched to a symlink at the next reboot.  /lib/init/rw will also
> no longer mount a tmpfs on reboot, though the directory itself will
> need to remain until wheezy+1, due to the upgrade ordering--packages
> migrate after initscripts has run its postinst, requiring its
> continued presence.
> I'd be grateful for any feedback.

You probably want to handle the case where /etc/mtab is a symlink to
/proc/self/mounts as well, since it's equivalent, and I know some people
(read: at least me) have already made that change.

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