[arch-dev-public] iproute2 and initscripts

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Jun 4 11:14:59 EDT 2011

Am 04.06.2011 15:22, schrieb Allan McRae:
> 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.
> Allan

Be careful. Scripts might use /usr/sbin/ip hardcoded (some of my
personal scripts do).

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