System Restore

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Mon Jun 27 11:06:53 UTC 2005

Vram wrote:

> I think if you rename /etc/ to /site-etc and /base-etc you will break 
> the system.
> Or maybe I misunderstood you.  Have you seen someone do this?  Or have 
> you tried it.
> Applications you install will look for configuration in /etc.  The base 
> system is set up to work this way. 
> Now this being Linux, Open-Source, you could make yours work anyway you 
> wanted to.... Just take a bit of C++ and scripting.  <I am WAY to lazy 
> to even th ink of that much work>

sorry, I was not being clear.  I was describing a system with three etc 
directories.  The first two, site-etc and base-etc are real.  The third 
etc is a virtual and a composite of the first two.

think of transparencies or slides.  If you take two slides and put them 
together, you'll only see the bottom images if there is nothing on the 
top slide.  Now apply the same concept to layered file systems.  That's 
what I'm thinking about in terms of system partitioning.


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