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Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc

On Mon, 30 Jun 1997 19:08:45 +0300 (IDT) , Vadim Vygonets wrote:
[the fsstnd:]
> 3.4 /etc: Machine-local system configuration
> /etc contains configuration files and directories, which are local to
> the current system.
> And another:
> 4.5  /usr/etc : Site-wide system configuration
> [snip]
> Any configuration files that need to be site-wide and are not needed
> before /usr is mounted (or in an emergency situation) should then be
> placed in /usr/etc.
> [snip]
> It is not recommended for /usr/etc to contain symbolic links that
> point to files in /etc.  This is unnecessary and interferes with local
> control on machines that share a /usr directory.
> IMO fsstnd should be changed, too.  But I don't see that what I
> propose is against fsstnd.

Couldn't you do it the other way around: place the site-wide config files
in /usr/etc and put symlinks to them in /etc? This way, you could:
- Still place files that are needed at boot time in /etc
- Place all config files that are not modified by the workstations in
- Still mount /usr read-only because the files in /usr/etc are _only_
modified by the server's administrator and he only needs to alter them on
the server.
- Have one workstation that is slightly different from the rest and only
place the files that are different in /etc instead of the symlink.


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