Re: software updates file in /usr -- policy bug?
On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 07:11:45PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> Hi all,
> apt-spy and pciutils (and possibly others) contain methods to update
> a database integral to their operation.
> - `apt-spy update` downloads the list of available Debian mirrors
> to /usr/share/apt-spy (see #277816).
> - `update-pciids` downloads a new /usr/share/misc/pci.ids
> I think these are both in violation with the FHS, which states
> (Chapter 4, emphasis mine, using caps instead of asterisks for
> "/usr is shareable, READ-ONLY DATA. That means that /usr should be
> shareable between various FHS-compliant hosts and MUST NOT BE
> WRITTEN TO."
dpkg should not put files in /usr when it extracts programs either if
/usr MUST NOT BE WRITTEN TO... ;)