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

> Nothing should be shifted. Just the possibility to shift it should be
> made available.
> For example my patched mount works just as before and uses
> /etc/mtab. But if that is a link it will follow it and use the target
> directory of the link for lock and temp files and modify the target of
> the link and not the link itself.
> That way everyone who wants a RO / can create a RW /mem, move his mtab
> there and link it. All done.

Would the best plan be to leave our tools as standard as possible and put a
new set of packages into the archive that have this functionality? All
anyone who wants this mess on there system then has to do is install the
other version of the tools.


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