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Re: What to do about /etc/debian_version

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@cupid.suninternet.com> writes:

> Joey Hess wrote:
> > I think /etc/mtab is on its way out. A 2.4.x kernel with devfs has a
> > /proc/mounts that actually has a proper line for the root filesystem.
> > Linking the two files would probably actually work on such a system
> > without breakage.
> Does 2.4 now also include the information on which loop devices are
> related to which filesystems? AFAIK that's the only thing that went 
> strange after linking /proc/mounts and /etc/mtab; loop devices not being
> freed after unmounting.

When doing this I had a problem with the mount programme insisting on
explicitly checking whether /etc/mtab were a symlink and explicitly
breaking if it were. Why is this?


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