Ticket #11502 (Package management: implement the ability to write data out of read only ...) created
Well, currently when we install a package, the only way to write data out of the read only directories, atm, is to rely on post_install scripts.
In this page https://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/PackageManagement/TODO I've read that someday the package system will get rid of these post_install scripts, and I agree: would be a better and more clean way achieve this ability (write data out of read only directories) in the structure of HPKG's files. There is some task about?
As reference I have seen this similar ticket #10025 which is about Desktop symlinks (in that ticket i read about "allow the desktop directory to be replaced with a virtual directory") , but would be also useful (for those which, eg like TTcoder, prepare packages/OEM installations for customers) implementing this ability for any other directory. Eg, to mention some of these, to "/boot/home/config/settings/Tracker/Tracker New Templates." or "/boot/home/config/settings/boot/launch"
I also do something similar as TTcoder does, since I work in IT support (and I'm waiting for Haiku R1B1 to start to promote a little bit more this nice OS).
For some OEM installations, there would be the necessity to supply everything as default, for some particular situations and customers, to provide them a system which is ready to use, also in terms of applications, settings and behaviour.
In anyway i set this ticket as low priority, since for now the post_install scripts are able to do the job.
Double submission, #11500 contains more detail/attachments.
Just experienced a crash out of the blue that I haven't seen before, and can't find an existing ticket for. Nothing too exciting was going on per se, just a terminal with a lot of scrolling text due to a build, which led to the crash in the attached report. This was on hrev48359.