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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?



On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 05:28:53PM +0100, Emile van Bergen wrote:

> > I also think the "/var may not be mounted yet" argument is a cop-out.
> > The FHS says that "Some portions of /var are not shareable
> > between different systems", which seems to preclude the possibility that
> > a network-mounted /var will work correctly *anyway*.  

> Why? Each system could have its own network-mounted /var -- just mounted
> from a different directory or different machine.

If people are actually doing this, then it makes some amount of sense to
make sure the network can be brought up before /var is mounted.  I'm
inclined to regard this as bad design, however, *because* of the
implications of the current FHS (regardless of what particular packages
within Debian might currently do to work around these limitations).

The best solution, IMHO, is to revise the FHS to account for such initial
boot state, and then move ifstate to wherever it's decided to standardize
for such files.

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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