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

/etc/mtab should not exist (save as a symlink to /proc/mounts).
/proc/mounts should be updated so it contains all the information
/etc/mtab contains.

There should be no need for /etc/mtab, because it contains no info the
kernel doesn't already have.

/etc/mtab is also a special case because it *can't* move to /var.
Why? because /var could be a seperate partition!

-Matt



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