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Re: /etc/fstab.d yes or not

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On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 13:21, Karel Zak <kzak@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 06:59:47PM +0100, Kay Sievers wrote:
>> > Inventing custom file formats for these (as is the current situation)
>> > is both opaque to the admin and less amenable to preservation/upgrading
>> > of the admins customisations and the defaults.
>>
>> I'm not talking about custom file formats, better just add a mount -c,
>> and do mount -c /etc/kernelfs.d/*.conf, or whatever will fit systemv
>> needs.
>
>  This is planned (I talked about it on dracut list few months ago). It
>  means:
>
>    mount --fstab=<path> /mountpoint
>
>  to override the default /etc/fstab path. The <path> could be also a
>  directory. So you can maintain our mountpoints in multiple files and
>  mount(8) will be able to search in the files if --fstab=<path> is
>  explicitly specified. I think this should be enough for initramfs
>  scripts.
>
>  The problem is that the configuration won't be visible if
>  --fstab is not specified -- this is possible to resolve probably
>  by regular /etc/fstab.d only ;-)

It creates many times more problems that anybody has today.

>> This is nothing really to share between systemd and systemv here. This
>> problem just does not exist for systemd.
>
>  Well, Masatake has RHEL customers who want to deploy systems with
>  rpm/yum, %post scripts are poor solution because it's not too
>  reliable and verification with rpm -V doesn't work. Do we have any
>  answer for this use case?

We don't need one. System mounts just do not belong into packages,
they are mandatory and hard-coded, or set by the admin and
host-specific configured, and never to be dropped by RPM. RPM is not
to be used for host-only system config.

Kay
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