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Re: Bug#203588: acpid: Shell script has nothing to do in /etc

Cajus Pollmeier <c.pollmeier@gmx.net> writes:

> On Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2003 07:24, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
>> Severity: serious
>> Justification: Policy 9.1.1

("Debian should obey the FHS"; I don't claim to be an FHS expert, but
all it seems to say about /etc is "no binaries", which this doesn't

>> The shell script /etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh should be installed in something
>> else, like /usr/share/acpid/ or /usr/sbin/.

> I've no problem with that, but:
> These scripts used by acpid should be treated as some kind of user
> configuration, like i.e. cron keeps skripts installed by someone in
> /etc/cron.daily, acpid keeps skripts that take actions when some
> events happened.

Is this "script that gets run when the console user presses the power
button", and is it obvious that the user could potentially want to
configure it?  If so, then it makes sense that it should be a
configuration file, and so by policy 10.7.2 it should live in /etc.
(And as you point out, it's not like there aren't other admin-editable
scripts in /etc already, say, all of /etc/init.d.)  My reading is that
what you're doing now is fine and the bug is wrong.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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