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Re: /etc getting big

On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 02:44:19PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> if the file is in /etc then the admin must be allowed to modify it
> however they want.  if the file cannot be edited in that manner (or
> your tool will silently destroy the admin's changes) and is
> machine/host depenent then it belongs in /var, probably /var/lib.

The admin is allowed, it's masochistic, but he is allowed, he has to
care ebout the synthax, he has to know the inode-numbers of the files he wants
to protect but he is allowed.

> about the only exception is in cases where you absolutly cannot live
> without the file before filesystems are mounted (since /var is
> probably a seperate partition from /).  /etc/mtab is an example of
> this.  

Not having the file before the filesystems are mounted would cause a kernel

so long...

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