Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Cc: John Davis <zhen@g.o>, Brad House <brad_mssw@g.o>, Gentoo-Base-System <base-system@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] Re: baselayout changes for livecds
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:26:55
Message-Id: 1074447003.8472.210.camel@nosferatu.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] Re: baselayout changes for livecds by Brad House
On Sun, 2004-01-18 at 18:42, Brad House wrote:
> yes that would work, but drobbins already expressed a concern with > USE=livecd Since we base our livecds off of a stage3 which would > NOT have USE=livecd, we have to reemerge baselayout. I don't believe > catalyst is capable of reemerging the same package that already exists > on the system without hacking it up some, so the easier way around would > be to make everyone bump the baselayout -rN and resnap the portage tree > and make it depend on that version of baselayout. Just another > step which the whole point to catalyst was to have everything in portage > and easy to use so general users could create their own livecds with > their own apps, etc. > It is a solution, just not the best at this point :/ > I still don't see the security concern though, but perhaps I'm > thick headed. >
Well, you cannot expect anything to just fall into place if you drop this on me right now, and say 'it have to be fixed right now'. How long have work for catalyst been going? Why didn't you involve me sooner if you _knew_ there would be baselayout changes? I already stepped back a bit, but I do _not_ see why the livecd stuff should be overhead for all users, if it will be like 1 out of a 1000 times actually for startups out there. Is it _really_ that much to ask catalyst to just install /sbin/livecd-functions.sh if not present at the end of stage3 unpack?
> > Ok, what about catalist install its own version of livecd-functions.sh > > for the moment, with the ebuild only when USE=livecd. We then change > > the bit for sourcing livecd-functions.sh in /sbin/rc to: > > > > -- > > --- rc-scripts-1.4.3.12p2/sbin/rc 2003-12-25 19:25:24.000000000 > > -0500 > > +++ rc-scripts-1.4.3.12p5/sbin/rc 2004-01-16 23:10:40.880824792 > > -0500 > > @@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ > > > > trap ":" INT QUIT TSTP > > source /sbin/functions.sh > > +[ -f /sbin/livecd-functions.sh ] && source /sbin/livecd-functions.sh > > umask 022 > > > > try() { > > @@ -163,6 +164,11 @@ > > -- > > > > Meaning any of the livecd changes will _only_ be available on a livecd, > > which cuts the uneeded overhead, and settles Paul's concerns? When > > USE=livecd then propagated, catalyst can then stop installing its own > > version ... > > > > > > -- > > Martin Schlemmer > > -- > > > > Martin Schlemmer > > Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop/System Team Developer > > Cape Town, South Africa > > > > > > > > > -- > gentoo-releng@g.o mailing list
-- Martin Schlemmer Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop/System Team Developer Cape Town, South Africa

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Re: [gentoo-releng] Re: baselayout changes for livecds Brad House <brad_mssw@g.o>