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Bug 432462 - net-im/jabber-base should not provide /var/run/jabber directory
Summary: net-im/jabber-base should not provide /var/run/jabber directory
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Tony Vroon
Depends on:
Blocks: keepdir-var-run_lock
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Reported: 2012-08-23 16:14 UTC by Alexander Tsoy
Modified: 2020-10-11 22:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alexander Tsoy 2012-08-23 16:14:26 UTC
There is a symlink /var/run -> /run in latest stage3 tarballs.

$ tar tvf stage3-amd64-20120621.tar.bz2 ./var/run
lrwxrwxrwx root/root         0 2012-06-21 06:45 ./var/run -> /run

Since /run is mounted as tmpfs it is a bad idea to create directories in /var/run by ebuild. Any directories in /run or /var/run should be created by init scripts.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-10-11 22:31:09 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 0363f00331c4ea0e2a664303569adc8ec66ddf7e
Author:     Conrad Kostecki <>
AuthorDate: 2020-10-11 22:06:52 +0000
Commit:     Conrad Kostecki <>
CommitDate: 2020-10-11 22:28:52 +0000

    net-im/jabber-base: bump to EAPI=7, migrate to GLEP 81
    Also dropping '/var/run/jabber' from default install, since this
    directory should be created by each jabber service upon start.
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.8, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Conrad Kostecki <>

 net-im/jabber-base/jabber-base-0.01-r2.ebuild | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)