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

Thomas Hood

>I guess the argument here is that the desire for a read-only
>root filesystem is frivolous.  Someone trying to run Debian
>from a ROM wouldn't feel that way, but he's just a MINORITY.
>And we mustn't allow a MINORITY to inconvenience THE MAJORITY
>so much as to learn a new location for a file!

It is currently fairly little effort to make a Debian system with a
read-only root file system, so the minority is currently not
inconvenienced to any significant degree. Leaving the files in their
current location and allowing the installer to reconfigure stuff for the
uncommon case sounds easier for everyone.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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