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

On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 09:44:35AM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> 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).

That's fine; I'm just saying that there's not much point in telling people
to *not* ship /var/run (or subdirectories thereof) in their package.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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