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Re: /run/, resolvconf and read-only root

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 11:36:05AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> > [1] In all seriousness - is there any reason why root's home directory
> > is not in /home?  It seems a rather bizarre situation to have a
> > directory called root in the root directory (which is, of course, /not/
> > called root).

> Mainly because root often needs to log in before /usr is mounted.

Surely, then, someone misspelled "/etc" when creating this directory --
since as this discussion has shown, file function and statefulness has
nothing to do with the proper placement of files used before all
filesystems are fully mounted. ;-)

I'll defer to those who maintain that /run is clutter, so long as
they're willing to merge /root in with /etc.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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