Re: /run/, resolvconf and read-only root
[/run/ and] read-only root
The /run/ idea is shelved, unless someone wants to take up
the torch for it. Run-time state files moved out of /etc/ will
have to go into /var/run/. The program, therefore, is:
1. Wherever possible, state files in /etc/ should be eliminated
or moved to /var/run/.
2. If the latter cannot be done then programs should at least
support the file being replaced by a symlink to a location
outside of /etc/.
There has been some progress on #1. For example, ioctl.save has
ceased to be, and printcap.cups is now kept in /var/run/cups/ .
Some files can be dealt with in way #2; for example, ifstate.
A summary of progress to date be found in the README file at:
The resolvconf initiative is now being hosted on alioth.
The name of the project is "update-resolv".
Interested parties are invited to subscribe to the
"update-resolv-devel" mailing list and to examine the
latest release of the resolvconf package.
(The current release is 0.6.)
Thomas Hood <email@example.com>