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Re: Moving /var/run to a tmpfs?

On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 11:02:41PM +0200, Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe wrote:
> Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
> > Not all of them are buggy, e.g. ssh, inn and inn2 have the directory in
> > the package but also create it in the init script if needed.
> I would consider this a bug, when a package ships things which it
> expects to magically disappear and where it thus cares about re-creating
> them all the time. There's just no need to ship them in the package then
> at all. Well... a minor bug probably :)

That's not a bug, that's fairly reasonable behavious - in the case that
/var/run *isn't* a tmpfs, the package knows about the directory, the
postrm script can purge stuff from it, and the directory gets cleaned
away like it should.

Is /var/run being *mandated* as having to be tmpfs?
Brett Parker

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