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Re: FHS compliance and UNIX sockets

On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 04:43:59PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 05:39:19PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > >>>>> "Oliver" == Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:
> >     Oliver> Are there reasons why these should not be made to conform
> >     Oliver> to the FHS?
> > Some of these (eg. ssh-agent) are created by the normal-untrusted
> > user.
> > Normal users cannot create files under /var/run.
> From the FHS: (v2.1, same section)
>        Note: programs that run as non-root users may be unable to create files
>        under /var/run and therefore need a subdirectory owned by the
>        appropriate user.

Given that, the appropriate course of action is to drag our feet and
wait for the FHS revision that fixes that.

Mike Stone

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