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Re: data files in /etc?

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 10:47:15PM +0100, Magos?nyi ?rp?d wrote:

> There are some files in /etc which are actually data files representing
> the state of the system. Like /etc/mtab, /etc/network/ifstate, or
> /etc/lvmconf/* (it is not even a text file).
> These files are written by programs in occasions one cannot with good
> heart call configuration. Isn't it against the policy?

mtab is explicitly blessed by the FHS.  The other files are there for the
same reason that mtab is, which is that they must be on the root filesystem.

 - mdz

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