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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
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Followup to:  <20020109182902.A2804@thyrsus.com>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> OK. One more time.
>
> The autoconfigurator is *not* mean to be run at boot time, or as root.
>
> It is intended to be run by ordinary users, after system boot time.
> This is so they can configure and experimentally build kernels without
> incurring the "oops..." risks of going root.
>
> Therefore, the above 'solution' is not acceptable.
>

If /var/run/dmidata [or whatever you call it] isn't available, put an
error box on the screen and say "complain to your distribution
vendor."

End of story.

-hpa
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