Re: Please do not use /run yet
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On 2011-04-06 13:12, Noel David Torres Taño wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 12:18:32 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 10:54:53 (CEST), Roger Leigh wrote:
>>>> As of base-files 6.2 which went into unstable yesterday, we have a
>>>> new top-level directory, /run.
>>>> This directory will contain a tmpfs which will be present from early
>>>> boot, and which will replace /var/run. This will be done by
>>>> initscripts, which we are waiting to be uploaded. For the time
>>>> being, /run is just an empty directory, and it's not guaranteed to
>>>> be writable either during early boot, or during normal operation.
>>> What about adding a lintian warning (error?) for packages that place
>>> files in /run?
>> How do you catch that? Files in /run wouldn't be part of the packages,
>> they'd be created at runtime.
> Precisely :) Throw an error on all packages placing files in /run
> er Envite
You mean like the tag dir-or-file-in-var-run, which lintian already
throws at people? Sure, just file a wishlist bug against lintian.
But we are unlikely to be able to detect (e.g.) that packages are using
/run without depending on the right version of initscripts, which I
think was the original proposal.
 Assuming they create files at run-time which (as I understand it) is
the correct usage of /run.
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