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Re: Really, about udev, not init systems

On 30.11.2012 03:39, Steve Langasek wrote:
> that's fine; I've been convinced myself that it's not reasonable to have a
> system with /usr on a separate partition and expect that to work without an
> initramfs, and think we *should* simplify our overall architecture rather
> than continuing to put effort into moving libraries around between /usr/lib
> and /lib. 

Fully agree. Splitting up (library) packages and moving files around
between /lib and /usr/lib is imho pointless work and the valuable and
scarce maintainers time is better spent elsewhere. (and fwiw not every
maintainer does the split properly).
As you already noted, the fix is rather straightforward:
a/ just don't put /usr on a separate partition anymore
b/ for those how prefer it that way, make an initramfs mandatory to
mount /usr

For a/ I'd like to see the default d-i partitioning scheme changed to no
longer make /usr a separate partition in the "advanced" partition layout.
For b/ there is already a bug report for initramfs-tools [1]. It's
probably too late to get that into wheezy. But we should follow up there
to get that into wheezy.
Since I haven't seen make comment on [1] for quite some time, I've CCed
him as I'm interested if he is generally opposed to the idea or he
simply has concerns regarding the current implementation that was
proposed by Roger.


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=652459
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