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Re: Files modified by programs

On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Phil wrote:

> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 23:57:37 +0100 (CET)
> From: Phil <pbi@cartel-info.fr>
> To: lsb-discuss@lists.linuxbase.org
> Subject: Files modified by programs
> Resent-Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 23:57:10 +0100
> Resent-From: lsb-discuss@lists.linuxbase.org
> Hi,
> 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
> flags.
> 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
> LIDS).
of course you should have var on a separate partition.
> conf.module has successfully become module.conf. Why won't these changes
> succeed too ?
apart of tradition? apart of a lot of application breacking?
There is a quite logical reason, if you consider what /etc directory
should contain, and what those files are about.
It is meaningless to put them in a /var/something directory.


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