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Re: Stuff from /bin, /sbin, /lib depending on /usr/lib libraries

On Wed, 2012-08-29 at 22:25 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2012, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Aug 30, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> > > The obvious way is to not use a separate /usr anymore or simply mount
> > > /usr via the initramfs.
> > > 
> > > Wasn't there a patch for initramfs-tools floating around doing that?
> > Yes, there is one but the maintainer has not applied or rejected it 
> > so far.
> > 
> > Fellow developers, please do not waste your time moving stuff to /lib: 
> > it's a task both endless and futile because nowadays it is clear that 
> > the upstream maintainers of various stuff do not support a standalone 
> > /usr mounted by the init scripts: if /usr is a standalone file system 
> > then it must be mounted in the initramfs.
> Yes, because after all, an outdated initramfs already craps all over your md
> arrays and hoses the kernel and let's not even touch the root-on-lvm and
> encrypted-root break-me-plenty scenarios.  Why not make sure it will also
> break the world if you change /etc/fstab [and forget to update the
> initramfs] ?

I don't believe anyone proposed to copy /etc/fstab into the initramfs.
We can just as well read it directly once we've mounted the 'real root'.


Ben Hutchings
Quantity is no substitute for quality, but it's the only one we've got.

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