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[Libguestfs] [PATCH] appliance: Force /etc/mtab to be a symlink to /proc/mounts



I'm currently testing this patch on Rawhide, F14, Debian and Ubuntu.

It's required to fix Rawhide at the moment, so I'm going to add this
patch to the Rawhide SRPM.

An alternative fix would be to change the daemon to always parse
'/proc/mounts'.  I'm not really sure which is better.

Rich.

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>From 522da71ebdbca3b69978292a818b9317905a7d3c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 18:33:25 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] appliance: Force /etc/mtab to be a symlink to /proc/mounts

Since Fedora util-linux 2.19, the %post script has done:

  rm -f /etc/mtab
  ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab

We now parse /etc/mtab, and it seems to be a good idea in
general to make it work like this.
---
 appliance/init |    5 +++++
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/appliance/init b/appliance/init
index 4a9476d..207aa79 100755
--- a/appliance/init
+++ b/appliance/init
@@ -16,6 +16,11 @@ rm -f /proc; mkdir /proc
 mount -t proc /proc /proc
 mount -t sysfs /sys /sys
 
+# util-linux >= 2.19 %post script does this.  It seems to
+# be a good idea in general.
+rm -f /etc/mtab
+ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab
+
 if [ ! -L /etc/init.d/udev -a -x /etc/init.d/udev ]; then
   if type service >/dev/null 2>&1; then
      service udev start
-- 
1.7.3.5


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