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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Mon May 29 22:31:37 BST 2017

Am 29.05.2017 um 21:23 schrieb Cyril Brulebois:
> Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org> (2017-05-29):

>> I guess you mean stretch, but yeah, we had this fixup rule for two
>> release cycles (via debian-fixup.service in jessie and via the
>> tmpfiles snippet in stretch). Maybe it's time to drop that in buster.
>> Should we get d-i (and FAI) updated to drop the creation of /etc/mtab
>> as well then?
> d-i only gets that file into place because some of its components need
> it (or used to need it). It's technically easy to modify the code above
> to drop /target/etc/mtab instead of converting from a static file to a
> symlink.
> That being said, changing this so late in the release cycle makes me a
> bit uneasy. :/

Nah, that would be for buster. I didn't mean to imply we should change
the status quo for stretch.

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