[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#660862: initscripts: symlink /etc/nologin points to non existent file:

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue Apr 9 20:49:32 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 10:26:36PM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 10:11:03PM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 10:05:07PM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > 
> > Looking at this a bit more closely, this should probably be moved
> > to /run/nologin, since it's the last writable filesystem and unlike
> > /etc and /var/lib/initscripts, will be present and writable until
> > the system is halted.  shutdown(8) also hardcodes /etc/nologin, and
> > this should also be switched to use /run/nologin.
> I have applied the following patch to the jessie-pending git branch.
> This will mean it will go into jessie after the wheezy release.  For
> the meantime it's just queued.

+1 for moving the file to /run/nologin. FWIW, that's also where systemd
stores this file.


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