[arch-dev-public] [RFC] filesystem-2012.3-1

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun Jun 3 10:58:24 EDT 2012

Suggested news item:

----- 8< ------------------------------------------

filesystem upgrade - manual intervention required

As of filesystem-2012.3-1 the folders /var/run and /var/lock will be
replaced by symlinks to /run and /run/lock, respectively.

On most systems this is already the case, as initscripts create the
symlinks on boot. However, these symlinks are not owned by any
package, which is what we are fixing with this upgrade.

If the symlinks are already in place on your system (which should be
the case for most people), then you can simply perform

# pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem && pacman -S filesystem --force

Otherwise, if /var/run or /var/lock are directories (e.g. if you are
using systemd and never booted with initscripts) you need to delete
the directories before performing the update. As these directories are
used at runtime, it is recommended to shutdown any background tasks
before performing

# rm -rf /var/run /var/lock && pacman -Syu && reboot

----- 8< ------------------------------------------

Any thoughts?


More information about the arch-dev-public mailing list