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



On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 11:50:02AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Emile van Bergen wrote:
> > First I want to say that /run is very much OK to solve the problem at
> > hand; it's just a pity that we decide to add a top-level direcory with a
> > such a very limited purpose.
> How about: /boot/state or such? /boot/run if you want it to be analagous
> with /var. 

Or /boot/var, perhaps (variable data, available at boot time).

The problem with this is that /boot is a separate mountpoint, which
could really be anywhere, even on the network in odd cases. It's also
easier to make /boot read-only than / on existing Debian systems --
nothing but lilo and dpkg write into /boot at present.

"/etc/var" or perhaps "/lib/var" could be made to work, without running
the risk of breaking existing setups.

Cheers,
aj

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