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From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs?
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:39:07
Message-Id: 20120327223544.GC3437@acm.acm
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: After /usr conflation: why not copy booting software to /sbin rather than initramfs? by Alan McKinnon
Hi, Alan.

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:48:19PM +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:24:22 +0000 > Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de> wrote:
> > That is precisely what the question was NOT about. The idea was to > > copy (not move) booting software to /sbin instead of an initramfs - > > the exact same programs, modulo noise - to have the SW in /sbin > > necessary to mount /usr.
> Two words:
> shared libraries
> Copying binaries is not enough. You have to find and copy every shared > library those binaries use. Plus all the data and other files they > might need.
> This is non-trivial.
<silently screams>. It's equally non-trivial for initramfs, yet nobody seems to be raising this objection for that. Why is nobody else on this thread willing to take up its main point, the exact equivalence between the known, ugly, initramfs solution and the as yet half-baked idea of putting the same binaries into /sbin?
> -- > Alan McKinnnon > alan.mckinnon@×××××.com
-- Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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