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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 <jdthood0@yahoo.co.uk>

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