fedora-atomic discussion point: /usr/lib/passwd

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 15:19:20 UTC 2014

On 04/11/2014 03:11 PM, drago01 wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 5:05 PM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"
> <johannbg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 04/11/2014 02:47 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> On Fri, 11.04.14 14:41, Jóhann B. Guðmundsson (johannbg at gmail.com) wrote:
>>>> On 04/11/2014 02:34 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>>>> Within the systemd project we have been working on a scheme we call
>>>>> "factory" where packages can drop in static descriptions in /usr/lib of
>>>>> stuff they need in /etc and /var to work properly. The idea is to then
>>>>> use this information automatically at boot if systemd finds /etc and
>>>>> /var empty to populate them.
>>>> I dont think /etc the right place to be used here based on the
>>>> evolution taking place so suggest containers should source that from
>>>> elsewhere.
>>> I cannot parse this?
>> /etc is "administrator space" and evolving into "administrator only space"
>> which means eventually nothing will be placing or flushing or populating
>> there  other then the administrators themselves.
>> In other words if containers have to "populate" /etc they are doing it wrong
>> hence the overall design is wrong
> This thread is not about containers.


The outcome is the same as things are evolving *nothing* would be 
adding,editing anything to /etc other then administrators themselves.


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