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

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 10:35:06AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, martin f krafft wrote:
> > ifupdown manages the state of interfaces with the file
> > /etc/network/ifstate. this file is being written to. isn't that
> > a violation of the FHS, and should ifstate not live under /var?
> Maybem but it probably creates a lot of headaches. /etc is the ONLY
> directory with guaranteed early write access.  Some stuff IS bound to
> have to use /etc instead of /var.

If you know /var will be available, and want /etc not to be written to:

# mv /etc/network/ifstate /var/run/ifupdown-state
# ln -s /var/run/ifupdown-state /etc/network/ifstate

Likewise if you have some other directory available.

> I would love to have ifstate go kabloom (as in not exist at all), though :)

You're welcome to not use ifup or ifdown then.


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