Getting rid of /usr for F12?

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Fri Apr 17 23:48:49 UTC 2009

On Fri, 17.04.09 18:38, Chris Adams (cmadams at wrote:

> Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at> said:
> > However, no daemon should ever touch files in /etc automatically. That
> > NM does that is pretty bad style. Instead resolv.conf should be
> > replaced by a symlink to /var and manipulated there.
> /etc is by standard for system configuration files.  It is unreasonable
> to expect everything that needs to update system configuration to have
> to know to remount read-write / (or /etc or whatever).  Making a bunch
> of symlinks just to repoint configuration files out of the configuration
> directory would be stupid.

You are overerstimating how much software actually touches /etc.

And what you call 'stupid' is pretty common sense everywhere except on
Fedora as it seems.

You can do it on OpenSUSE:

You can do it on Debian:

You can do it on Gentoo:


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