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

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 03:02:54PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> On Mar 11, Brian May <bam@debian.org> wrote:
>  >/etc/mtab - can be solved to certain degree with symlink to
>  >	/proc/mounts, however this is a can of worms.
> Fix mount and use a symlink.

I do not think that mount is broken.  It works with a symlink.  However, if
a file is available, it can store some additional information (which the
kernel does not, and need not) to simplify some operations.

>  >/lib/modules/x.y.z/modules.* - this is horrible IMHO, it really lives
>  >	under /var.
> No bug here, these files are not supposed to be modified at any time.

They are, at least once, and they should stay on the root filesystem.

 - mdz

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