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SubjectRe: Cleaning up the config files in /etc (Re: As 2.0 looms) (fwd)


On Mon, 6 May 1996, Darren J Moffat wrote:

> Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 14:01:51 +0100 (BST)
> From: Darren J Moffat <darren@xarius.demon.co.uk>
> To: Dan Merillat <harik@ao.net>
> Cc: Linux Kernel List <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>
> Subject: Re: Cleaning up the config files in /etc (Re: As 2.0 looms) (fwd)
>
> On Wed, 1 May 1996, Dan Merillat wrote:
>
>
> > How weird. In effect, /etc IS /etc/conf.d.... :)
> >
> > No. BUT: pid files should get the hell out of /etc, /etc/mtab should go
> > to /var/run, anything dynamic out. Subdirs for different systems
> > (networking, mail, whadevva)
> >
> > I don't mind much, but I dislike having to rewrite so many programs to
> > mount / read-only. (The way it should be on a secure site.)
> >
> > /etc/vga, /etc/dos, /etc/X11... A lot of intelligent distributions
> > allready MAKE a new dir in /etc.
>
>
> Please move this discussion to linux-fsstnd@uscd.edu where it belongs.
>
> For your info, /etc/*.pid live in /var/run

Yes, they do, But tell distributions that. Syslogd and klogd both drop
pid files in /etc. Just a matter of a changed path, but still! Very bad
place to have pid files in the first place.

--Dan





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