Day 28 in the #vDM30in30 Image source: So previously I blogged about about how to ensure a /var/run directory exists before a systemd service starts, using the ExecStartPre steps to ensure the directory exists. ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/mkdir /run/jmxtrans/ ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/chown -R jmxtrans:jmxtrans /run/jmxtrans/ I took the idea from a blog by Jari Turkia. However, I made the rookie mistake of not checking the comments to see if things had changed and there was a better way, since the original post was written in 2013.

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