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Re: providing non-file data in a debian package

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 08:27:09PM +0200, Oliver Kurth wrote:

> What is the best approach to do this? The file has to be part of the
> package, but should be deleted just after the dd. My idea is to package
> it as /tmp/zImage ( /tmp/ is on a ram disk, and there should be enough
> space).
> Is there a better way? Are there problems to be expected by putting it
> on /tmp, and deleting it just after the install in postinst?

/tmp seems rather inappropriate.  I suggest putting it in a more normal
place, and mounting a ramdisk there, if that is what you need.

 - mdz

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