misc/58272: [patch] rc.d/diskless detection, dhcp rebuild

Dirk-Willem van Gulik dirkx at webweaving.org
Tue Oct 21 14:00:31 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR misc/58272; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx at webweaving.org>
To: Matt Peterson <matt at peterson.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org, dougb at freebsd.org,
	phk at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/58272: [patch] rc.d/diskless detection, dhcp rebuild
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:50:16 -0700 (PDT)

 > Actually, we need to re-think this.  In our situation (again, not PXE
 > boot, but CF card mounted read-only), dhclient is currently run after
 > the diskless script (thus it can't plum the system's resolv.conf,
 > hostnamed and related).  See below...
 dhclient wants contineous access - so it wil have to live on /var/* or in
 a /etc overlay which is RW.
 Our solution has been to let a /etc/resolv.conf be set up as a link from
 /etc/ - and modify dhclient-script in /sbin to cope with both symlinks and
 a normal /etc.

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