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Date:      Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:03:47 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        "illoai@gmail.com" <illoai@gmail.com>
Cc:        ajtiM <lumiwa@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: .config
Message-ID:  <20111130200347.8358419f.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <CAHHBGkoYk+eukuSL30GcEL4fmdxcoO=iWW0GnPO+wko90gxRGA@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:40:19 -0500, illoai@gmail.com wrote:
> A dirty workaround might be to link /.config
> to something innocuous.  One could obvio-
> usly also have /.config mounted as a tmpfs(5).
> So it couldn't persist from boot to boot.
> 
> The cleanest solution is to forgo qt/kde, but
> then you're slightly more limited in what you
> can use for office-type stuff.

The question remains:

How is a user-started process (e. g. when you run
the "startx" command) supposed to create directory
entries and files on root level /, a thing that
only root and root-like users (and programs!)
should be allowed to?

	% mkdir /.config
	mkdir: /.config: Permission denied

As a normal user, you _intendedly_ can't do this.
Why would you assume that a program you start
can do it?

Creating such data structures in a _user_ directory
is completely okay. But in / it simply sounds WRONG.
Sorry. JUST PLAIN WRONG!



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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