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Re: /run and read-only /etc

On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 15:35, Roger Leigh wrote: 
> >   * cupsys
> >        #187954: Move /etc/printcap.cups under /var
> Huh?  The "Printcap" directive specifies where to put the printcap,
> and the default config is not to generate one at all (since it's only
> for backward-compatibility with printcap-parsing programs).  Its
> utility is limited, to say the least.

I don't recall changing any cupsys defaults and yet I have
the /etc/printcap.cups file, generated when I last rebooted.

> By moving it under /var, you break all the /legacy/ programs that
> expect it to be there (and it usually won't be read unless it's called
> /etc/printcap).  Moving won't make sense unless you alter every
> (ancient) program that requires it.  Why not just not create it at
> all?

OK, defaulting to not generating the file sounds like the
better solution.

I have cc:ed this to #187954.  Thanks.


Thomas Hood <jdthood0@yahoo.co.uk>

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