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

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 16:05:31 UTC 2014

On 04/11/2014 03:27 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> For me the "factory" systemd stuff is actually very much about
> containers. It's actually kinda my primary goal here: I want to allow
> deployment of a single /usr in a thousnad containers, so that each
> container's /etc and /var is automatically populated on boot, without
> any manual interference of the admin.

The problem here is /etc

> The same scheme is also useful on embedded and desktop/tablet/phone
> setups though where we really want a "factory reset" scheme, the same
> way as Android has it.

Yes but you seem to be equalling system/application defaults and 
system/application written overwrites or configuration changes to those 
configuration changes and overwrites performed by the user/administrator 
which is not the same thing, so while you could flush the 
system/application default settings and application written overwrites 
regardless if it's due to "factory reset" or due to them being upgrade 
to a new release you cannot do so with user/administrator overwrites 
because they want to retain their own settings after they flushed or 
upgrade the device or container so an single directory that serves both 
this purposes cannot exist and an new directory which clearly splits the 
purpose both of these is bound to emerge as things evolve further.


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