REVIEW: cleanvar.patch

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Jan 20 13:51:22 PST 2004

In message <20040120214533.GC11747 at Odin.AC.HMC.Edu>, Brooks Davis writes:

>> P.S.  Hmmm... It looks like it would be easy for
>> libarchive to also read mtree files.  Then
>> bsdtar's built-in features for converting archive formats
>> on-the-fly might be useful here.  Hmmm....
>This would deal with my concerns about making all the directories.  This
>would yeild a reasionable, single stage method of creating source files
>for populating directories without requiring mtree.  I like this idea.

Considering that we are talking about a checked in mtree file, it would
be a lot simpler to have a tool convert it to a shellscript and run that
from /etc/rc.*

Either way, my patch is clearly not way out of line and will not be
committed and I doubt I will ever get it reworked, but I still urge
the RC-team to keep 'single read-only filesystem' configs in mind,
we have a lot of the code in the diskless case, it should just be
available also for people booting CF-cards in embedded boxes, CDroms
with "live systems" etc.

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