Re: [announce] 2014 spring release

From: Jorge Almeida <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 08:36:34 +0100

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM, Laurent Bercot
<> wrote:

> power. The original daemontools utilities were lacking that, and I
> simply hadn't noticed until I added myself to some group in
> /etc/group and what I wanted to do didn't work because the processes
> behind s6-setuidgid didn't pick it up.
> You can see it as a bugfix, not as an additional feature.
Maybe. I would guess that setuidgid does it on purpose. But it is
harmless to have all the extra groups, I suppose.
>> The documentation in
>> suggests that conf-home should not be touched; but the default makes
>> the existence of /package/... mandatory, which is somewhat unexpected
>> and shocking when using statically compiled binaries. A few comments
>> about this would make it easy to use in less standard setups.
> I'm afraid I don't understand your point. What are you trying to do
> that requires manually setting conf-home ? How does that relate to
> using slashpackage and to using statically compiled binaries ?

We talked about this some time ago. If a binary is statically linked,
I would expect it to work wherever I put it, since it doesn't matter
whether any relevant libraries are there. I know now that this is not
true, because the binary may use some hard-coded paths.
It happened to me when I copied some binaries to /command in my
initramfs (which doesn't include /package). The solution was
  echo "" >conf-home


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