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Re: RFD: use transient /var/run (tmpfs) or not?

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 12:12:02PM +0200,
 Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar@fantomas.sk> wrote 
 a message of 59 lines which said:

> I would like to know your opinion about this issue. Should debian
> packages using subdirectories in /var/run/ check for their existence
> and create them on startup, if they do not exist?
> Imho they should. 

The big problem is with programs that do not run as root (/var/run is

Creating a subdirectory with appropriate owner and permissions in
postinst is both secure and convenient (see

Running as root at startup is neither secure nor convenient.

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