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Re: Getting rid of /usr for F12?



On Fri, 17.04.09 18:38, Chris Adams (cmadams hiwaay net) wrote:

> 
> Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung 0pointer de> said:
> > However, no daemon should ever touch files in /etc automatically. That
> > NM does that is pretty bad style. Instead resolv.conf should be
> > replaced by a symlink to /var and manipulated there.
> 
> /etc is by standard for system configuration files.  It is unreasonable
> to expect everything that needs to update system configuration to have
> to know to remount read-write / (or /etc or whatever).  Making a bunch
> of symlinks just to repoint configuration files out of the configuration
> directory would be stupid.

You are overerstimating how much software actually touches /etc.

And what you call 'stupid' is pretty common sense everywhere except on
Fedora as it seems.

You can do it on OpenSUSE:

http://en.opensuse.org/How-To_Make_the_root_filesystem_read-only

You can do it on Debian:

http://wiki.debian.org/ReadonlyRoot

You can do it on Gentoo:

http://www.gentoo-wiki.info/HOWTO_Read-only_root_filesystem

Lennart

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