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Bug 239914 - initscripts depends on /usr/bin/find
initscripts depends on /usr/bin/find
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2007-05-12 06:15 EDT by Rolf Fokkens
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:06 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 8.70-1
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Last Closed: 2008-04-15 13:05:58 EDT
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Description Rolf Fokkens 2007-05-12 06:15:31 EDT
Description of problem:
/etc/rc.sysinit depends on /usr/bin/find which doesn't work if /usr is not on
the root filesystem

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
latest 6.93 fedora core

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a filesystem layout with /usr on a separate filesystem
2. Boot the system
3. Notice complaints about rc.sysinit line 515 not being able to use find
Actual results:
Error messages

Expected results:
Smooth boot sequence

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2007-05-14 14:30:07 EDT
Right, that does eventually need fixed. However, if you're mounting the
filesystem read-only, what's the point of splitting out /usr?
Comment 2 Rolf Fokkens 2007-05-15 14:00:39 EDT
For me the problem results from the fact that I have /lib/modules and /usr on
squashfs, just make things fit on a CF card. So far this wasn't a problem for
with FC4 and FC5, but for FC7 it is a problem.

In general there may be a problem with (maybe outdated) filesystem standards.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2007-05-15 15:14:17 EDT
Are you using the readonly_root or temporary state? What for (I'm curious).
Comment 4 Rolf Fokkens 2007-05-15 15:49:54 EDT
I'm using readonly_root indead, to reduce writes on the CF card which is limited
to 100.000 times or so. But to change the config (which resides in /etc) we can
remount it rw and afterwards remount it ro again. Also I did some trickery with
/etc/mtab whcih now resides in /var wich is ramfs.

I'm googling now for "temporary state", I guess I may have missed an
interresting feature somewhere :-)
Comment 5 Rolf Fokkens 2007-05-17 15:03:33 EDT
I think I understand it now, I found /etc/rwtab. It includes an /etc/mtab entry,
which could be a problem:

mount creates a /etc/mtab.tmp file and renames it to /etc/mtab. I had to patch
util-linux to get around that.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 20:40:04 EDT
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