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

Seth W.Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Fri Jan 31 09:52:43 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)

It's not actually our old setup. It is close but has the bug fix
that should have gone into our old setup back when people complained.

Seth W. Klein
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