[arch-general] [PATCHES] About /var/run/ and /var/lock/ checks in daemons

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Feb 13 21:39:48 EST 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 1:42 AM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 20:42 -0200, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
>>> I know that Arch Linux don't support these directories as tmpfs or
>>> "all
>>> empty" by default, but with these trivial patches to rc-script can
>>> support it.
>>> Not only this is usefull for "tmpfs", maybe for other things.
>> Having initscripts for daemons just to create this path (policykit) or
>> let other packages create the required directories instead (hal that
>> creates policykit directories?) isn't the most trivial thing in my
>> opinion.
> Still, I think this had potential. We can already see that it would be
> useful on some netbooks, so I think it's a step in the right
> direction.
> While this may be a non-trivial change, I do see the benefit, so I'd
> like to implement this _in theory_ at some point. So keep up the good
> work and we'll see where we can get with this. I'd recommend filing a
> feature request in the bug tracker
Thank you very much for good efforts. :)

Well, in the case of non-trivial patch of PolicyKit, this apparently
will become obsolete in the near future and will be replaced by a new
implementation polkit [1] / eggdbus [2].
It is possible that the situation will change radically.

I will create a feature request to the FS that globalized packages that
are required to be friendly with the desired behavior. Like in the
initial email.

Again, thanks for your time, good luck ;)


Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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