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

Zack Winkles winkie093 at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 30 04:15:39 PST 2003

Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> 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)

this i know. i've been using lfs for about 2-1/2 years, i've just never
spoken before. fyi, i've been using the real file for a few months now
and a read-only root, as per the mtab hint.
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