[HEADS-UP] Moving /var/run and /var/lock to tmpfs in Rawhide

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Nov 24 16:07:05 UTC 2010

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Petr Lautrbach wrote:

>> - Many .spec files currently own subdirs of /var/run. These need to be
>>    updated to %ghost those dirs only, so that the automatic removal of
>>    these files/dirs on boot doesnt cause rpm to complain. The list of packages
>>    which own such files/subdir you find on the aforementioned feature
>>    page. I will mass-file bugs against these packages later tonight,
>>    requesting the %ghosting of these entries. For more information on the
>>    %ghost directive in .spec files see this page:
>>    http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm-snapshot/s1-rpm-inside-files-list-directives.html#S3-RPM-INSIDE-FLIST-GHOST-DIRECTIVE
> I think this is not needed. Files in /var/lock and /var/run are already cleaned by
> rc.sysinit during boot process hence they should be already %ghost-ed now.

This remark makes no sense? If they "already" needed ghosting, then the mass-file should
be needed?

It would be helpful if we got a clear signal what to do with our initscripts/spec files
to minimize package changes....


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