files that are managed by services directly usually go into /var/lib/SERVICE/, 
e.g. channels.conf is updated automatically or when you shuffle channels in 
menu. Files that are meant to be edited by root go into /etc. The configuration 
files in /etc are readonly to non-root users/services.

Cya, Ed

"cedric.dew...@telfort.nl" <cedric.dew...@telfort.nl> schrieb:
>Hi All,
>I have build VDR systems based on arch linux and debian. On both, one
>half of the configuration files in is /etc/vdr, the other half in
>Why has the location /var/lib/vdr been choosen for the configuration
>Best regards,
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