On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, Matthias Buelow wrote: > Jan Grant writes: > > >ln -s mdmfs /sbin/mount_mfs > > Yes, that's a workaround I had in mind. > > >As I recall, mdmfs wasn't called "mount_mfs" at the time because the > >author wasn't prepared to fight the battle he assumed (probably > >correctly) would arise out of doing so. > > I can't see any problem there, if the mdmfs program is compatible > with mount_mfs. I mean, the manpage even explicitly says, "the mdmfs > utility is designed to be a work-alike and look-alike of the > deprecated mount_mfs(8)." Why then the different name, especially > with the result that it can no longer be used with fstab? I mean, > the old mount_mfs doesn't seem to exist anymore so there would be no > naming conflict.
Semantics. It doesn't mount an mfs filesystem, so it shouldn't be called mount_mfs. I personally think it's a fairly large breach of POLA - this isn't really an argument I subscribe to either. -- jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/ Tel +44(0)117 9287088 Fax +44 (0)117 9287112 http://ioctl.org/jan/ ioctl(2): probably the coolest Unix system call in the world To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message