Re: [RFC] Standard Sytem Config Filesystem (has /proc and devfs implications)

From: Austin Schutz (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 20:40:00 EST

On Tue, May 09, 2000 at 11:18:06PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > The major target for this proposal is the Linux Standard Base folks, but my
> > (perhaps entirely mistaken) impression is that the LSB is a little more
> > politically driven body than linux-kernel, where it seems like "what's
> > Right and works well wins". As well, there are some small kernel-space
> The LSB goal is 'whats already working and everyone agrees has worked for
> ages' wins. The idea is to have a standard not to have ideas ;)
        Something that seems to have made its way in to several distributions
is the concept of moving package related items to subdirectories, e.g.
/etc/X11, /etc/httpd/, /etc/ppp/, etc. This is kind of nice in that it makes it
a. easy to find package configs and b. cleans up /etc. It would be nice
to standardize on that. Does pluggerrc or squid.conf really need to be in
        There's no way anyone is going to move really basic stuff like
inetd.conf or passwd out of /etc. Too many preexisting things depend on
their locations.


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