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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.
> Why?


 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.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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