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

This one time, at band camp, Thomas Hood wrote:
>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.

I find /etc/run more objectionable because it isn't actually moving the
state files out of /etc, which is what the whole point of the excercise is,

jaq@debian.org                               http://people.debian.org/~jaq

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