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Re: init died

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 04:09:27PM +0000, Patrick Welche wrote:
> I see how this happened: ~forever was just last November.
> - /dev/MAKEDEV exists on the disk after original installation
> - forget to cd /dev && sh MAKEDEV all
> - on boot, /sbin/init creates mfs partition and mounts over /dev
> - it then runs the disk's MAKEDEV to populate mfs
> - after the first update where MAKEDEV changes, postinstall deletes
>   the MAKEDEV that is on the disk, and writes the new one to mfs
> - on reboot, there is no longer a MAKEDEV on the disk for /sbin/init to use.
> no more mystery...

Ouch. I never see that because in such configurations (when I create them
on purpose) I move MAKEDEV from /dev/ to /etc for ease of later maintenance
(and postinstall deals with that).

We should make it recoginze your situation and fail instead of updating.


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