[Slackbuilds-users] rc scripts with -current

Ruben Schuller sb at rbn.im
Mon Jul 5 10:12:04 UTC 2021


i'm not sure if this observation is correct (or already was discussed
here), but rc scripts may have to be modified for -current as /var/run
isn't persistent anymore. a tmpfs is mounted to /run and this in turn
is bind mounted to /var/run in rc.S:

	# If /run exists, mount a tmpfs on it (unless the
	# initrd has already done so):
	if [ -d /run ]; then
	  if ! grep -wq "tmpfs /run tmpfs" /proc/mounts ; then
	    /sbin/mount -v -n -t tmpfs tmpfs /run -o mode=0755,size=32M,nodev,nosuid,noexec
	  # Make sure that mounts below /run are visible in both /run and /var/run:
	  /sbin/mount --make-shared /run


	# Bind mount /run to /var/run:
	mount -o bind /run /var/run

the rc scripts of daemons included in slackware have been changed
accordingly, e.g. rc.bind:

	bind_start() {
	  # Make sure /var/run/named exists:
	  mkdir -p /var/run/named

some programs may create their directory themselves (like mariadb
seems to do), others will complain on startup if it doesn't exist. in
any case, installing /var/run/$name via a package is lost after reboot.

i think it usually is enough to just create the directory like it's
done in rc.bind.


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