[arch-dev-public] dropping mkinitcpio-nfs-utils

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 23:12:42 UTC 2016

On 07/04/16 14:16, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to drop mkinitcpio-nfs-utils from the repos. I suspect (but
> would be happy to be proven wrong) that nobody uses this package. It's
> based on code extracted from klibc which, while still a somewhat active
> project, is lacking sorely in features in the network stack and NFS
> itself (supporting only nfs3).
> If someone were interested in reviving this in the future, I'd suspect
> that it would be best to start from the ground up with a systemd-based
> initramfs, using nfs-utils and systemd-networkd. The best part of this
> deal would be that someone who actually uses this setup would then be
> maintaining the code!
> Any objections?
> d

Yes, used in archiso.

Will be great if posible to migrate to pure systemd, but it does not
provide such functionality and flexibility (cmdline params).
Three years ago, I proposed a feature request in systemd, for some
related things, but nobody was interested [#1].


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