Temporary Files in Packages
I'm not sure if this is the best list for this question so please
correct me if not.
I am putting together some packages for our internal servers and have an
SQL file that I need to run on the database during the package install.
I realize I could put the .sql file in /tmp and simply remove it after
I've successfully imported it into the mysql database like this:
service mysqld stop
mysqld --bootstrap < /tmp/dbscript.sql
service mysqld start
But I am wondering if there is a better place for this? For example if
I include the .sql file in the control.tar.gz file (where the postinst
script is) can I access that somehow via the postinst script? Or is
there some other temporary location I can include in my .deb's that will
be accessible during postinst?
I hope this makes sense!