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Re: [K12OSN] Almost ready for v2.1.2



On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, R P Herrold wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Nov 2002 jam McQuil com wrote:
> 
> > But that command only needs to be run 1 time.  Right after
> > the install.  No point in adding it to any init scripts.
> 
> If the post install scripts were perfect and always worked,
> you are of course right -- but rebulding the dynamic linker
> run-time bindings for that chroot is (and must be) harmless,
> or there is a deeper problem.
> 
> By adding it to the boot process, one designs OUT support
> load.  This is, or to my thinking, should be, a design 
> precept and goal of every designer and sysadmin 
> 
> In a traditional Unix, one clears /tmp as a matter of course
> for the same reason; in the various Linux implementations,
> startup /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit cleans up after a lot of 'cruft'.  
> This is just one more thing of that type.
> 
> If it already were present, this thread would not exist -- it
> would 'just work'.  It would fix existing installs with 
> software added externally to any given packager.  ltsp.org is 
> one, k12tlsp is another, the add-ins I package are yet more.

Interesting point.

Jim McQuillan
jam Ltsp org





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