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Bug#620458: Processed: Re: Bug#620458: base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp

On Tue, 05 Apr 2011, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 05.04.2011 17:30, schrieb Debian Bug Tracking System:
> > Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > 
> >> reassign 620458 general
> > Bug #620458 [base-files] base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp
> > Bug reassigned from package 'base-files' to 'general'.
> > Bug No longer marked as found in versions base-files/6.1.
> Very bad idea imho, I'm strongly against it.
> The point of /run is not to create a second /tmp, where everyone can write into.
> daemons running as regular user should either put it's runtime files in $HOME or

Since the init scripts get run as root, they should create a
subdirectory of {/var,}/run, chown/chmod it appropriately, and then
start the daemon. [If we're talking about things that get started by a
normal user, then they should use $HOME (or some other more specific
runtime directory.)]

Don Armstrong

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of revenge
dig two graves.
They underestimate me.
 -- a softer world #560

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