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Re: /usr/-only image

On Sun, 10 Sept 2023 at 18:55, Nils Kattenbeck <nilskemail@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking to generate a Debian image with only a /usr and /var
> partition as per discoverable partition specification. However, it
> seems to me like the omission of /etc leads to several issues in core
> packages and logging in becomes impossible.
> Is this an unsupported use case and if yes, is there ongoing work to
> eventually support this?
> Many packages in Fedora for example are already configured to support
> this using systemd-sysuser, systemd-tmpfiles, and other declarative
> means stored in /usr/ to create any required files upon boot.

It is being slowly worked towards, but we are still at the
prerequisites at this time. Hopefully we'll have some usable
experiments for the Trixie timeline, but nothing definite yet.

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