[PATCH] Migrate from /var/run to /run

Jouke Witteveen j.witteveen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 08:10:20 EST 2013


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:04 PM, Jouke Witteveen <j.witteveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com> wrote:
>> On 01/28/2013 11:11 AM, Jouke Witteveen wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:11 PM, sven falempin <sven.falempin at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Right patch is :
>>>> should be choosen at compilation or run time
>>>> not this  :@
>>>>
>>>> IMHO
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 7:09 AM, Jouke Witteveen <j.witteveen at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Johannes Berg
>>>>> <johannes at sipsolutions.net> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, 2013-01-28 at 11:34 +0100, Jouke Witteveen wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Follow an FHS proposal[1] that is already implemented on some major
>>>>>>> distributions.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shouldn't those distros carry the patch then? :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> johannes
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Could be, but if all major distros switch, waiting for the foundation
>>>>> can look a lot like testing your patience ;-).
>>>>>
>>>>> - Jouke
>>>
>>>
>>> It already is a compile-time option, the patch just changes the
>>> default to something that better suits the current landscape.
>>> Most of the hassle is documentation updates.
>>
>>
>> It's going to break older systems...I think you should
>> leave the defaults as is...
>
> We could put it in for a later version (3.x?), as far as I can see,
> most systems are still on 1.x. As long as the /run directory exists, I
> expect breakage to be minor.
>
>> Or, perhaps detect that you are on a 'new' system at compile time and
>> change the new default in that case only.
>
> It is unclear to me what constitutes a 'new' system. Any that has
> /run? I think it is best not to over-complicate things and either take
> the patch more or less like this, or leave it until the foundation
> makes a move (if ever).
>
> I assembled the patch mainly to see how deep integration goes. In
> fact, I am not extremely bothered by the issue on a day-to-day basis.
> The reason I submitted it is mainly to start the discussion. Perhaps
> some feel strongly in favor of it.

Nevertheless I do think this should be merged. The critiques by Sven
Falempin and Ben Greear do not seem entirely correct and at least the
following distributions have already made the switch (so things should
only improve there): Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu.

> Regards,
> - Jouke


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