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Re: startup: separate /var partition hoses /run, shm (shared memory)?

On Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:22:40 +1100
Igor Cicimov <icicimov@gmail.com> wrote:
> Since /run is meant to replace all temporary filesystems in RAM I
> would expect this to be other way around, ie /var/run to be symlinked
> to /run. So /run should be a tmpfs and /run/shm and /run/lock part of
> it. Also /dev/shm should ne symlinked to /run/shm as well. Can you
> post your /etc/fstab and output from 'df -hl' command?

And it's for removable devices. /media will become /run/media/"user".
However, you're right, usually there's a softlink in /var/run.

Oops, I was mistaken, Ubuntu does have /run too, but
not /run/media/"user", they switched to /media/"user".

The issue still is, that init is neither systemd nor upstart and a
transition will lead to borked systems. Even on hard censored mailing
lists like the Arch general, you still read the whole day about failing
systems. They don't post all friendly mails if systemd does cause
issues and I got mail from a member who completely is banned from the

Don use a rolling release or something experimental at the moment. Use
pure init now or install a distro that is ready with the transition to
upstart or systemd and be aware that after a switch there will be

On Ubuntu you have a mix of "service" and "/init.d", on Arch they drop
packages that don't provide "service" thingies. How do they handle this
for Mint and Debian Sid?

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