Subject: Re: symlink complaints in /etc/security
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Perry E.Metzger <>
List: tech-security
Date: 12/07/2003 21:16:28
Luke Mewburn <> writes:
>     3.	Change the way that /etc/mtree/special and
> 	/etc/mtree/special.local are used by /etc/security, such
> 	that entries in special.local override entries in special.
> 	Then, if you make changes such as replacing directories
> 	with symlinks, add the new entry to special.local.
> 	I like this option much better,

I like it as well.

>       since it doesn't involve
> 	adding more special cases to mtree,

Well, it does require that we rig mtree to handle this, or somehow
build a script that does it for mtree....

>       and allows the end user
> 	to override NetBSD's /etc/mtree/special defaults without
> 	fear of losing the changes when postinstall (et al) is run.


So how do we do it?

Perry E. Metzger