[arch-dev-public] iproute2 and initscripts

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jun 4 09:22:25 EDT 2011

On 04/06/11 23:15, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> Hi Ronald,
> As we have now moved initscripts to use iproute2, rather than the
> ancient net-tools, a minor issue cropped up. For users who have /usr
> on a separate partition, we need to start the loopback device before
> /usr is mounted. This obviously won't work when ip is in /usr/sbin/.
> What is your take on this? Would you be happy to copy (or move +
> symlink) ip to /sbin? The alternative is to say that we do not support
> such setups (a case could be made for this, as many things out of our
> control are bound to break), but I'm not too keen on breaking people's
> boots if we can help it...

It is actually fairly standard for ip to be in /sbin, so it seems 
reasonable just to move it.


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