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Re: Bug#5527: read-only directories and 'dpkg'

> Trying to install this package fails if /usr/local is not writable. In
> our installation /usr/local resides on a central file server and is
> mounted read-only. I think that it is a bug for a package to try to
> modify anything under /usr/local if it is a remote filesystem.

This needs to be solved by 'dpkg' and it is not limited to /usr/local.
I tried to update efax but it died because my /var/spool/fax directory
is mounted from a central server read-only.

Perhaps Ian could reassign this or merge it with the existing reports?
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