Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?
So, are there any technical obstacles to putting the
run-time state files in a subdirectory of /etc rather
than in the root directory?
The advantage of /etc/run (or /etc/whatever) over /run is
that it is compatible with the FHS: the FHS allows new
subdirectories in /etc but not in /.
The objection was raised that this would make /etc
heterogeneous in that it would contain both static and
volatile configuration files. I don't think this is a
serious problem, however. /etc/run can be a separate and
different kind of filesystem (e.g., tmpfs).
Any other objections?
Thomas Hood <email@example.com>