[lfs-support] /run directory: Maybe a bit off topic?

baho utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Sun Mar 23 04:50:02 PDT 2014

On 03/23/2014 07:32 AM, Robin wrote:
> On 23 March 2014 11:22, baho utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
>> On 03/23/2014 04:36 AM, Simon Geard wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2014-03-22 at 09:59 -0400, baho utot wrote:
>>>> I am working on RPM-LFS-7.5 which is LFS with the rpm package manager.
>>>> I would like to adhere to Filesystem Hierarchy Standard 2.3 so my linux
>>>> systems file system layout matches/closely matches my FreeBSD systems.
>>>> When was the /run directory introduced and what package(s) required
>>>> moving run-time data from /var/run to /run?
>>> Just be aware that the FHS was last updated in January 2004 - a little
>>> more than a decade ago - and as such is a bit out of date with regard to
>>> how Linux distros are doing things.
>>> In particular, it's unaware of both the /sys virtual filesystem (added
>>> around 2006 as I recall), and the introduction of /run (in 2011 or so).
>>> So while it's a useful guideline, I'd suggest not getting too hung up on
>>> compliance...
>>> Simon.
>> Just trying to match what I have on my unix boxes.  Even if it hasn't
>> been updated doesn't mean it's not relavent.
>> I understand adding /sys but /run makes no sense as it could have been
>> /var/run which by the way IS in the standard.
> Found this: http://lwn.net/Articles/436012/

Interesting post but /run only applies to linux as BSD doesn't use /run
I'll mark this up to another"linux only wart."


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