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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.

Wrong answer.  The FHS dictates where the *applications that make
up the system* will look for these files.  If they're still looking for
a file like mtab in /etc, it's not FHS.  We've accepted this in the past
for hysterical raisins, but if we have an opportunity to fix these bugs
in the FHS itself, I don't see why we wouldn't.

>  >/etc/resolv.conf - some daemons need to update this, eg. pppd,
>  >	dhcpd
> Use a symlink.

This seems ok, since it is *mostly* a config file.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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