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SubjectRe: 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 where it belongs.

For your info, /etc/*.pid live in /var/run

Darren J Moffat

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