S.J. van Atteveldt bas at 2at.nl
Thu Jun 24 10:07:55 PDT 2004

Most applications are very configurable in where they can find their
(config)files. Only the low-level stuff like glibc and init are harder.
Of course, this is not for a desktop system where we will be installing
games or even an x-server...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: lfs-support-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org [mailto:lfs-support-
> bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of JazerNorth
> Sent: donderdag 24 juni 2004 18:25
> To: lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Re: /etc/passwd
> S.J. van Atteveldt wrote:
> > I am building a LFS system and would like to get rid of the /etc
> > directory. Does anyone know how to get glibc to accept that my
> > /etc/passwd and /etc/group directories are somewhere else (without
> > resorting to /etc/nsswitch.conf because of the /etc there).
> > Can I do this by changing the sysconfdir ?
> > How can I do this without editing the configure script? By running
> > configure sysconfdir=/foo or will this be an option for make?
> >
> > Bas.
> Wow,
> Do you understand all of the consequences of not having an /etc
> directory?  Every single application uses /etc in some manner.
> JN
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