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Re: Bug#223819: RFA: murasaki -- another HotPlug Agent

On Dec 12, 2003, at 20:50, Henning Makholm wrote:

That is not true. The program *being packaged* is allowed to write to
/etc as part of its normal operation. Apart form programs whose *task*
is to change things in /etc (visudo, update-*) the most well-known
cases are ifupdown and mount.

mount is a specific exception to the FHS, ifupdown is a bug[0]. We had a very, very long flamewar on -devel about this, as I'm sure you're aware.

I can't read the URL --- I'm offline at the moment --- but why not /var?

And why ask on -legal?

[0] Though one without a agreeable solution, it seems.

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