Re: Fwd: Bug#344758: init.d script should create /var/run/dirmngr
On Wed, 04 Jan 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 10:43:57PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > <initscripts co-maintainer hat on>
> > Do it. We are *heavly* considering support for ephemeral /var/run (which is
> > orthogonal to /run or anything else in that topic), so you might as well do
> > it now and make your user happy. A lot of other packages already support
> > ephemeral /var/run.
> > BUT, if you do, don't ship /var/run inside the deb.
1. It will go away on reboot and if your service isn't enabled, it won't
be re-created. dpkg will still think it should be there, however.
2. We may deploy some auto-create-stuff-in-/var/run solution, and it WILL
clash with packages that ship /var/run and recreate it (not that I'd
expect that clash to do anything other than mkdir -p be a waste of
time -- but better safe than sorry). Also, it makes life easier for
us to track down packages that need to be examined for lack of
ephemeral /var/run support.
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