Re: Bug#191037: /run/, resolvconf and read-only root
>>>>> "Jamie" == Jamie Wilkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jamie> This one time, at band camp, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> Until you get general consensus on a specific goal, I'm
>> unlikely to accept such changes if they are submitted to me.
>> As a maintainer I want to be able to look at some statement and
>> answer the following questions:
Jamie> Hi Sam,
Jamie> I've just filed the bug with my patch to pam. My goal is
Jamie> not specifically a read-only root (although that may be a
Jamie> useful by-product of it) but just to remove any program
Jamie> state out of /etc. It is my firm belief that programs
Jamie> should not be writing anything to /etc.
I'm not sure I agree with this goal. I don't specifically disagree
yet, but what you are proposing is a change in UNix semantics. If the
rest of the world goes along with this, I will, but I'm somewhat
unconvinced it is the right direction.
I'd certainly feel better if there were a broader consensus than just
Debian before moving in this direction.
So, for now I'll sit back and see what other people do about /run.