[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Re: Supporting tmpfs on /var/run

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 3 14:34:22 UTC 2006

We need to make a decision about whether and how to support initialization of
/var/run.  The options are:

   0. Don't initialize /var/run at all.  If packages need subdirs or initial files
      in /var/run then they create them in initscripts or elsewhere.

   1. Copy a skeleton dir to /var/run.  I'd suggest something like this:

            cp -a /etc/init-skeleton/var/run/* /var/run

      which could be extended for use elsewhere, e.g.,

            cp -a /etc/init-skeleton/run/* /run

   2. Use dpkg-statoverride as described here:


As things stand now, I prefer #1 and hmh prefers #2.  So someone else will have
to break the tie.  :)

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