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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Devuan with usr merge?
Didier Kryn said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 13:50:25 +0100

>Le 06/11/2021 à 03:03, Steve Litt a écrit :
>> Personally, I want a directory, guaranteed not to be a mount point,
>> where the statically compiled binaries necessary to bring up the
>> system, things like mount and ln and vi and fsck, etc, so if I don't
>> want to, I don't have to run an initramfs.
>    Hi Steve. It seems you always understand the s of sbin as meaning
>"static". it isn't. Look at Devuan binaries in /sbin and /usr/sbin;
>they are dynamically linked. s stands for "system".
> # file /bin/mount
>/bin/mount: setuid ELF 64-bit LSB pie executable, x86-64, version 1
>(SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2,
>BuildID[sha1]=82eb1fdddc0083f599c4072f4e1a39e28de6c759, for GNU/Linux
>3.2.0, stripped
>What is called "interpreter" here is the dynamic linker associated to
>the shared version of gcc, the Gnu C library. There is practically no
>statically linked application in a Debian distribution, except some
>part of debootstrap.

Hi Didier,

The logic is still the same. I need a guaranteed place on the root
partition to find the programs necessary to mount all the other
partitions, or else I'll need to run an initramfs.


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