What's this /run directory doing on my system and where does it come from?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Wed Mar 30 17:34:39 UTC 2011

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> There are many directories already in Fedora that are not defined by FHS
> and even though we have asked them to update it  (libexec,  /selinux
> /sys etc),  there is noone maintaining it.

FWIW, libexec can be argued not to be a violation of the current FHS, 
because the FHS allows suffixed lib* for multilib purposes, and libexec can 
be argued to be the multilibbed libdir with the suffix "exec", designed for 
the architecture "native ELF executables, as opposed to shared libraries".

Of course that's not the intent of the specification as written, but there's 
nothing in the letter of the FHS which would forbid this interpretation. :-)

        Kevin Kofler

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