[Bug 463] /etc/mtab should not be a symlink

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jan 29 20:14:34 PST 2003

On January 29, 2003 07:05 pm, Zack Winkles wrote:
> does this mean you're gonna change the boot to a proper mtab file
> instead of that (crappy IMHO) symlink?  /me crosses fingers

Actually the correct term would be "revert to a real file as we used to do".

Once upon a time we used a real file. Then a lot of people complained about it 
and made a good case to change to a symlink. So we changed. Now those same 
people have come to agree the move wasn't such a good idea afterall, so we're 
moving back to our old setup. Feels like a yo-yo ;o)

Gerard Beekmans

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