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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

On Dec 22, Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> wrote:

> What early-boot-usr should do instead is ensure one of two things:
> 1) initramfs is used so /usr will be mounted there
> 2) everything needed to mount /usr is copied to /
Yes, I was not clear. My point was that we will need a way to make sure 
that users will not inadvertently make their system unbootable after an 
While depending on the right version of initramfs-tools is easy, and 
detecting if an initramfs is configured in the boot loader may be 
possible, I am not sure that a package can realiably change the boot 
loader configuration if it is not correct.

> The same hook that is used to update initramfs could be used to re-copy
> stuff to / on updates too. It might not be pretty but it wouldn't leave
> people in the ditch.
I do not think that copying stuff from /usr to / can work for the 
general case, so if somebody does not want to use an initramfs then they
can locally implement random workarounds as well.


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