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

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Feb 2 13:52:04 PST 2013

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:34:33AM +0100, Jouke Witteveen wrote:
> Follow an FHS proposal[1] that is already implemented on some major
> distributions.
> [1] https://bugs.linuxfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=718

How many of those distributions that have implemented this do not have a
symlink from /var/run to /run? I'm apparently using one system where
that change has happened, but to this date, I had not noticed any issues
with using /var/run never mind being aware of such change having
occurred. It would sound more likely to me that new systems have such
symlink than older ones handle /run.. Not that this really should matter
much since apart from the wpa_gui one (and wpa_priv, which almost nobody
uses), these should all be configurable at both build and runtime.

Please also note that wpa_supplicant and hostapd are supposed to work on
systems other than Linux, too.. In addition, many Linux systems seem to
be happily using other locations even without this patch.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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