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Re: software updates file in /usr -- policy bug?

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:45:15 +0200, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> said: 

> also sprach Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> [2004.10.26.1916 +0200]:
>> > Lastly, the policy promises that /usr can be read-only and
>> > guarantees software to be fully functional.
>> Now, where is the possible policy bug?

> Section 9.1.1 of the policy. The software writes to /usr, which is
> to be treated as read-only at any time other than package
> management. Thus, effectively, dpkg is the only tool allowed to
> manipulate files in /usr, though other tools are used from time to
> time (e.g. ln(1)), but only during installation or removal of the
> owner package.

	Again, what's the policy bug?

Zeus gave Leda the bird.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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