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Re: FHS compliance and UNIX sockets

Anthony Towns writes:

> 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.
> :-/

I remember discussing this with the FHS maintainer; that section was
intended to codify existing practices such as these:

drwxr-xr-x    2 mail     mail         1024 Jan  2 09:48 /var/run/exim/
drwxr-xr-x    2 identd   nogroup      1024 Sep  4 16:04 /var/run/identd/

...rather than to suggest a /var/run subdirectory for each login user
(whatever the merits or otherwise of that idea).

I expect I still have the relevant email somewhere.


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