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Re: chroot() and configuration files for hylafax

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 04:41:29PM +0200, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> Another one is to copy from /etc&hylfax to the chroot when starting the
> server and the other way around after stopping it. I think that this
> solution will create a lot of synchronization problems.

Why would you need to copy anything back to /etc?  /etc is for
configuration files *only* -- if the application is modifying these
files, they're variable application data, not config files, and they
belong in /var to begin with.

> While starting this thread on debian-devel, I am investigating about
> exactly *why/when* are configuration files changed.

But it sounds like you already have an idea about this.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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