Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?
* Jamie Wilkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [030324 09:07]:
> - Keeping track of state files in two locations is more complex than if they
> were in only one location.
> Unix has had a search path for a long time now. I also don't see why a
> program would have to use *both* locations, they only need to use one of
> them. Programs should want to write to /var/run before /run, of course --
> it would be considered an improper use of /run for a general system program
> that runs after the system has been initialised to be using /run when
> /var/run is available.
I think /var/run and /run should be kept seperate. As /bin and /usr/bin
are. What needs to be there, before /var is mounted, should go to /run.
(Thus only things polluting /etc/ currently)
The rest should go to /var/run as it should until now.
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