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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
Followup to:  <>
By author: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
In newsgroup:
> 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

End of story.

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