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Re: Uploaded tmpreaper 1.4.8 (source i386) to master

Paul Slootman <paul@wau.mis.ah.nl> wrote:
> Nobody is forcing you to clean up /tmp from cron; maybe most people
> expect that _not_ to happen?  So, if you want that to happen (which
> falls into the "specialised requirements" part as far as I'm concerned)
> you look up an appropriate package such as tmpreaper (at which point
> "you already know what they are" is applicable) and install it. Having
> it as priority "extra" doesn't make this any more difficult.

If tmpreaper is an example of a "specialized requirement", then
wouldn't a lot of other optional packages also be examples of
"specialized requirements" [sysnews, the package immediately
above tmpreaper when sorting by priority in dselect, for example].

However, it might be appropriate to focus on some of the ways that
tmpreaper can damage the system.  For example, I've had tmpreaper
delete ssh-agent sockets on long-lived ssh sessions.  [Not that 
there were any keys in the agents, but it can be very inconvenient
to recreate the agent across a dispersed session].


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