Apologies for using -announce, but it's become apparent that there are some packages mis-using /run, and this will break squeeze to wheezy upgrades, and it's clear that some maintainers are not aware of this. mysql-5.5 is the package I'm aware of, but there may be others, and this needs fixing or else you'll break things. If you want to use /run, you must read http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/RunDirectory first. If you're using /var/run, please continue to use /var/run. This path is not going away, and it's the correct path to use. You only *need* to use /run if you start before /var is mounted. Otherwise, ignore the fact that they are the same location, it's just an implementation detail. /run does not exist in squeeze. It's created by initscripts on upgrade. This means *it does not exist until initscripts is configured*. You can not use /run *at all* until initscripts is configured. Therefore if you do use it, you need a versioned Depends on initscripts in your package. This is all detailed in the reference above. If your package is using /run and lacks a versioned dependency, you'll need to either 1) Switch back to using /var/run (preferred) 2) Add a versioned initscripts dependency You'll also potentially need to sort of the breakage, if possible or safe. In all cases, your package must not provide or create the /run directory, or any files or directories under /run. All of these will cause breakage. This requirement will be relaxed in wheezy+1, where /run will exist at all times. But until then, you need to follow the instructions in the reference above. Thanks, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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