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

hey -devel,

On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 05:51:34PM -0800, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> so what shall we name this new top level directory?
> /mem /ram /run /shm /volatile /vtl ?

i think i'm going to go out on a limb here with an idea, feel free to
shoot it down.  how about, instead of modifying debian's architecture
or possibly the fhs for these few small corner cases, we take the
software that's creating them and modify that?  how many programs
are there that would really create such a problem?  it just seems to
me like the tail is wagging the dog here...

i mean, either way, something's probably going to have to be hacked
in a somewhat less-than-graceful manner...  so for example, with
a daemon trying to write to /var/run, it can try and write there,
and if it can't because /var/run doesn't exist yet, it complains,
sleeps for some interval, and tries again?

just an idea, anyway

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