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Re: FHS compliance and UNIX sockets

>>>>> "Oliver" == Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:

    >> From the FHS: (v2.1, same section) Note: programs that run as
    >> non-root users may be unable to create fil es under /var/run
    >> and therefore need a subdirectory owned by the appropriate
    >> user.

    Oliver> So the package should provide /var/run/<package> for them
    Oliver> to use?

Depends on how you interpret: "...owned by the appropriate user".

Now what on earth does that mean? The user who needs to create the

Using /var/run/<package> would be a serious limitation unless you made it
drwxrwxrwt (or used setUID/setGID stuff), because multiple users can use
these programs at the same time.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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