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Re: a place for a package directory in root

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sean finney <seanius@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 09:26:16PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
>> sean finney <seanius@debian.org> writes:

>> Some packages chose to place random junk in there (e.g. resolvconf).
>> This is wrong.  This location is for (and *only* for) file-backed
>> shared memory storage, otherwise there is potential for namespace
>> clashes, and it's totally disgusting.
>> The fact that it's useful for other things should be an indication
>> that we need another tmpfs mount, mounted elsewhere, rather than
>> abusing a location intended for a specific, unrelated, use.
> so it's a choice between abusing a pre-existing location but standards
> specified for another use, or using a non-existing location with no
> standards whatsover.  can't say i really like either option.  more
> specifically because both are not addressed in policy/fhs, i'd be worried
> about an in-flow of non-standard, first-come-first-serve namespace
> usage.

In this case, it looks like we should standardise on something like
/run.  Has this been brought up with the FHS/LSB folks?  This sounds
like something other distributions will also need to tackle, so if it
gets standardised, so much the better.


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