[arch-dev-public] [ANNOUNCE] filesystem-2011.12 manual intervention required
d at falconindy.com
Mon Dec 19 12:40:32 EST 2011
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 12:38:11PM -0500, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 05:57:51PM +0100, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > We are finalizing the move to libmonut based mount, paving the way for
> > read-only root, by moving /etc/mtab into the filesystem package. This
> > used to be a dynamic file generated at boot and updated at runtime,
> > but as of the last initscripts package it was simply a symlink to
> > /proc/self/mounts.
> > This symlink was created at boot (at the same place the old mtab was
> > generated), but this turned out to cause a few problems.
> > Sadly, moving the symlink to 'filesystem' requires user intervention,
> > which I will write a news item about. The essential message will be:
> > "Please upgrade the filesystem package using 'pacman -Sf filesystem'
> > in order to overwrite /etc/mtab."
> I'd prefer to ask people to rm /etc/mtab and -Su, rather than advertise
> -f (which has been removed in pacman-git, leaving only --force).
> > Please test and signoff, as I'd like to make the move to core rather quickly.
> > Cheers,
> > Tom
Gah.. and of course saying that, and then going and doing it -- the
missing mtab makes pacman choke on diskspace checking. --force might be
the easier option here...
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