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Long-term users: check /var/run is a symlink to /run before updating to systemd 210

Posted by adamwill on February 26, 2014

If your Rawhide system has been around for a while, check that /var/run is a symlink to /run before you update to systemd 210. If it isn’t, the system will likely fail to boot.

Recent Fedora installations create /var/run as a symlink to /run, but older ones didn’t (I don’t know precisely when this was changed), and it seems systemd and dbus disagree about the location of dbus’ socket: dbus thinks it should be in /var/run , and systemd thinks it should be in /run. If one’s a symlink to the other this is fine; if it isn’t, things are very much not fine.

If /var/run isn’t a symlink to /run, you can move its contents into /run and make it into one. (Even if you mess up, this isn’t terribly important, as all this stuff is supposed to be transient anyway: /run is a tmpfs. Worst you can do is break one boot.)

Bug filed upstream for systemd dbus.


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