Getting rid of /usr for F12?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Apr 17 23:02:36 UTC 2009

Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Debian /etc doesn't need to be rw. And it wouldn't be too difficult
> to allow the same on Fedora.

Mounting /etc read-only makes no sense at all, config files are designed to
be writable.

Relatedly, files which are not intended to be reconfigured by the system
administrator belong into /usr/share, not /etc. Unfortunately, quite some
software gets this wrong (basically, any file in /etc not marked %config is
a sign that something is abusing /etc).

        Kevin Kofler

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