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Files modified by programs


Do you think it could be possible to move every file that are modified by
a program and that are now under /etc to /var ?
I'm speaking about /etc/mtab (here for historical reasons),
/etc/network/ifstate, but also /etc nologin or files that are used as

All this files make life very hard when you want to have a read-only /etc
(for example mounted from a CDROM or protected by security patches like

conf.module has successfully become module.conf. Why won't these changes
succeed too ?

Philippe Biondi <pbi@ cartel-info.fr>   Cartel Informatique
Security Consultant/R&D                 http://www.cartel-info.fr
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