Bug#191036: create /run for programs that run before /var is mounted
On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 01:51:31PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> Hi Bill!
> > > > As per the discussion on debian-devel, I am filing this bug with patch
> > > > to have base-files create the /run directory. To summarise the
> > > > discussion, we need to move program state out of /etc but for some
> > > > programs that run early on during the boot process, /var is not mounted
> > > > and so /var/run is unavailable. Thus Debian will be enhancing the FHS
> > > > by demonstrating it is possible to leave /etc totally under the admin's
> > > > control. A proposed addition to the FHS will be forthcoming once we can
> > > > show that /run is useful.
> > I second this proposal.
> There is no proposal made yet. Where is the text you are seconding? :-)
The proposal is to have base-files creating the /run directory,
since base-files maintainer has reassigned the bug to debian-policy.
If you something more formal, maybe
As an extension to the FHS, the Debian filesystem has a /run directory
intended to hold program state file for programs that run early during
the boot process when /var is not yet mounted.
This should allow in the long term to set up system so that / is
Imagine a large red swirl here.