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Re: Fwd: Bug#344758: init.d script should create /var/run/dirmngr

On Thu, 05 Jan 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > > BUT, if you do, don't ship /var/run inside the deb.
> > > Why?
> > Because:
> >  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.
> And what does that break?  AFAIK, dpkg will ignore a missing directory on
> package removal without incident.

Well, it is not good form. If you want to ship it there, be my guest. But
don't expect me to tell others to ship it _unless_ there is a real reason to
do so, and so far there isn't (there might be one in the future).

> >  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).
> The /var/run directory itself *must* always exist; it has to be on the
> filesystem which holds /var.

Yes. But that has nothing to do with packages shipping stuff inside /var/run
(plus /var/run itself), does it?

> > Also, it makes life easier for us to track down packages that need to be
> > examined for lack of ephemeral /var/run support.
> I think you're going to need a more reliable test than this.


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