On Fri, Aug 16, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Dusty Mabe:
> The opensuse team reached out to us before to try to collaborate on a path forward
> for configuration files. They proposed this upstream to the fhs-discuss mailing list
> Now they have made a decision .
> Should we try to join them?
>  https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/fhs-discuss/2019-June/000509....
>  https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2019-08/msg00002.html
I already pointed out that /usr/etc and /etc with totally different
purposes is confusing after UsrMove. I'm not sure why this point, while
acknowledged initially, was ignored in the end.
=> /etc is a directory, not a symlink to /usr/etc.
We couldn't find any definition of UsrMove, where /etc is a symlink
to /usr/etc. Could be very well that somebody did it, but not by
More important was, that the absolut majority of people who gave
feedback wanted /usr/etc, and the acceptance by many users wass more
important than a few people where /etc is a symlink to /usr/etc.
If the majority does not like the path, they will not follow. So the
idea would be already fail on start.
And you can just remove the /etc symlink and make it an own directory
again, it should just work.
So we did not ignore it, but this sounded more like a theoretical
problem and not a real one.
Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & MicroOS
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