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

On Thu, 2003-04-03 at 18:56, Steve Langasek wrote:
> The FHS is about more than just providing a system that technically
> allows you to mount different filesystems as needed.  There are also
> aesthetic concerns in the heirarchy (in the broad sense of creating a
> system which follows a set of simple principles), and I believe /etc/run
> violates that aesthetic whereas /run does not.

OK, but some people find /run more objectionable than /etc/run
because it adds a new root directory.  I doubt that we will be
able to reach an agreement about which of the alternatives
is most beautiful.

If /etc/run is no less damaging to the FHS aesthetic than /run
then the decision between the two has to be made on the basis
of technical advantages, and there /run has a slight edge.

Thomas Hood <jdthood0@yahoo.co.uk>

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