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Re: Problems found by piuparts

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote:

> [Frank Küster]
>> That's not sufficient, because /usr/local may be mounted ro, and
>> therefore the command may fail even if the directory is empty.
> Uhhhh.
> There are lots of things dpkg can do which fail if filesystems are
> mounted read-only.

Correct, but dpkg should never touch anything below /usr/local.

> I don't think this is something worth worrying
> about. 

The Debian Policy instructs you to worry about it, though (9.1.2)

> I mean, consider the case that the dir in /usr/local is
> contained in the package itself, rather than handled by scripts.

That would be a release critical bug.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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