Educational question

Jason Stevens jastev at
Sat Feb 25 14:49:43 PST 2006

Archaic wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2006 at 02:20:49PM -0800, Jason Stevens wrote:
>> I'm prepared to accept that I misunderstood, but I don't think I misquoted:
> You said I recommended the symlink which I do not.

Ah, I see where you're coming from.  The way I read what you wrote is 
that you offered two recommendations as to how to approach the issue, 
one way with a symlink and the other without.  I meant that you 
recommended those out of the universe of possible solutions, not that 
you recommended one over the other.  I can see how what I wrote is 
ambiguous, though.

That being said, however, I don't see text in the hint which suggests 
that you prefer moving mtab.  The only guidance I see is:

'Now it is time to make a decision. If you prefer having a writable 
mtab, skip the "Symlink Mtab" section and read the "Writable Mtab" 
section. If you think /proc/mounts is good enough, do the opposite. If 
you can't decide, search the lfs-dev mailing list archives for arguments 
for and against each.'

I infer from the fact that you're bringing this up that you *do* have a 
preference, and that it's to move mtab.  This seems counter-intuitive to 
me, so obviously my next step is to search the list and see what others 
wrote about it.


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