Re: Why /command ?

From: Andy Mender <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:38:32 +0200

Dear Steve,

I tinkered with runit on Devuan and Gentoo and managed to get some things
done with it in the past.
Here is the link to the docs I wrote for Devuan previously:


On 2 July 2017 at 01:37, Steve Litt <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm writing a document on how to install runit on Devuan, with the hope
> that some day it will lead to a Devuan package that makes sense and to
> the best degree possible implements the goals of the software's author.
> Most of it's pretty straightforward, but the runit install scripts
> (package/upgrade to be specific) create /command right off the root,
> and the runit docs suggest I create /package right off the root. These
> are things that most distros would refuse to do.
> So I was wondering what the original intent was in having these two
> directories directly off the root? Is it so the init and supervision
> can proceed even before partition mounts are complete? Is there some
> other reason? Can anyone recommend setups that fulfill the reasons for
> the direct-off-root dirs without having direct-off-root dirs?
> By the way, if the runit docs go well, I'll do the same thing with s6.
> Thanks,
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
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