djb utilities

Archaic archaic at
Wed May 7 10:37:28 PDT 2003

On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 11:04:56AM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> >Why does /etc have to be writable in a standard (B)LFS?
> >
> Normally mtab needs to be writeable, however, I guess it could be a link 
> to a partition that is writeable.

IIRC, the mtab hint covers this, putting mtab in /var, but with the way
packages are installed now, it seems a read-only /etc is becoming more
and more rare requiring ever growing workarounds.


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pursuit of justice is no virtue."

- Barry Goldwater (actually written by Karl Hess)

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