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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 <jdthood0@yahoo.co.uk>

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