[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#431181: Bug#431181: resolvconf: Please replace abuse of /dev/shm with /lib/init/rw and /var

Roger Leigh rleigh at whinlatter.ukfsn.org
Mon Dec 31 21:15:59 UTC 2007

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg-debian.org at fifthhorseman.net> writes:

> On Mon 2007-12-31 06:10:17 -0500, Roger Leigh wrote:
>> Has anything happened regarding this bug?  I would really like to
>> see this fixed for Lenny.  The patch I provided has been tested,
>> including for Etch->Lenny upgrades.
> Thanks for the patch, and for the ping, Roger.  I just read through
> and tested your patch myself, and it works fine.  I've committed it to
> svn-resolvconf on alioth, so it should be present in resolvconf 1.38
> when that comes out.

Many thanks.

> fwiw, I did a bit of reading to find references to this change, and
> only found the selinux reference policy's switch to expecting
> /lib/init/rw as of 20070507 [0].  It was added to the initscripts
> package as of 2.86.ds1-23 (2006-09-22).  If there is any sort of
> concerted push to get all packages to switch to using that location
> for their r/w files, it could probably be better-documented.  I
> couldn't find anything on wiki.debian.org, for example.  Maybe it'd
> be worth writing something up about it, so there's a reference for
> other package authors to know what's going on?

I don't recall seeing any formal documentation--just the discussion on
-devel which resulted in its addition.  Its purpose (writable
filesystem for early boot) matches what resolvconf needs perfectly.

> Maybe try to get a guideline inserted into debian-policy?

I think this would be a useful addition to policy.  However, IIRC
policy only documents existing practice, so the selinux and resolvconf
changes would probably need using as examples.  The lack of users
might be what has held this back.


PS: Happy New Year!

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