Sam Barnett-Cormack s.barnett-cormack at lancaster.ac.uk
Thu Jun 24 10:09:47 PDT 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, JazerNorth wrote:

> 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.

Well, I wouldn't say every single one, but yes, quite a few.


Sam Barnett-Cormack
Software Developer                           |  Student of Physics & Maths
UK Mirror Service (http://www.mirror.ac.uk)  |  Lancaster University

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