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Re: /usr/-only image

On Sat, 16 Sept 2023 at 00:46, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2023 at 07:44:45PM +0100, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> > In fact, Marco yesterday told me the only blocker to boot a minimal
> > Debian image with only /usr is PAM, and that's exclusively because of
> > downstream-specific changes - upstream not only has supported the
> > hermetic-usr config model for years, but the upstream maintainer is
> > one of the main drivers of the generic effort at SUSE.
> That's not accurate at all.  Debian carries no patches to the code for
> handling paths to pam config files.
> pam-auth-update is also not a "downstream change" to pam, it's integration
> with the OS that has been done in /etc.

Perhaps 'modifications' was the wrong term, I meant the whole system
that handles the configuration. Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK
that is all Debian-specific. Arch, Fedora and Suse do not have this

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