[arch-dev-public] iproute2 and initscripts

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 11:52:52 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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).

We could keep a symlink in /usr/sbin so that we don't break scripts
that expect it there.

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