Bug#862992: systemd: avoid attempt to re-create /etc/mtab by systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Mon May 29 07:37:21 BST 2017

Hello Maximilian,

Maximilian Stein [2017-05-28 22:12 +0200]:
> I tried it again and apparently, /etc/mtab was actually created by FAI,
> not by debootstrap, sorry for the confusion. But maybe it would be an
> idea to create it by debootstrap to avoid its creation on the first boot?

Please let's not. /etc/mtab is a thing of the past, and nothing should use it
any more. util-linux had been the primary reason for still having it in jessie,
but in testing util-linux, systemd, udisks, etc. completely ignore that file
(aside from the backwards compat jobs to create it if not present).

After wheezy's release I would rather drop the /etc/mtab creation bit from
systemd, and FAI should do the same.

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