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Re: Bug#191037: /run/, resolvconf and read-only root

>>>>> "Jamie" == Jamie Wilkinson <jaq@debian.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.

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