Re: Origin of /var/run contents
- Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:51:23 +0100
- From: Sven Joachim <svenjoac@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Origin of /var/run contents
On 2018-02-27 13:40 -0500, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 01:38:08PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> No /run is indeed a link to /var/run, whish is real, so we're good there.
>> Being sorta forced to learn newer stuff after half a decade on nice
>> stable wheezy has spoilt me.
> Even on wheezy, that is not normal.
> ebase@ebase-adm:~$ cat /etc/debian_version
> ebase@ebase-adm:~$ ls -ld /var/run /run
> drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 920 Jan 29 08:19 /run
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Dec 23 2013 /var/run -> /run
Indeed, the initscripts package in wheezy went to great lengths to
ensure that /var/run is a symlink to /run. Having it the wrong way
around was only really possible if you never rebooted, e.g. in a chroot.