[Resolvconf-devel] What do we need to do to make the Ubuntu version?

Sander van Grieken sander at outrightsolutions.nl
Thu Dec 1 11:29:18 UTC 2011

On 12/01/2011 12:58 PM, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Hmm.  I see that on Ubuntu, the "old" location /var/run/resolvconf is
> identical with the "new" location /run/resolvconf.
> $ ls -l /var/run
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2011-12-01 09:05 /var/run ->  /run
> Because of this the maintainer scripts have to be fundamentally
> different on Ubuntu.  Nothing should be (or can be) copied; only the
> /etc/resolvconf/run symlink should be updated.
There does not need to be any fundamental difference. The maintainer 
scripts should basically check the contents of the source directory and 
only call the move-to-/run function if it contains resolvconf data.

On Ubuntu, this should bypass the move when upgrading from 11.10 -> 
12.04. For 10.04 LTS -> 12.04 LTS, we still might need to move from 
/var/run though. I guess we have to determine the actual destination of 
the chain of symlinks and bail if it ends up at /run.


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