On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 01:47:52PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote: > ]] Enrico Weigelt > > > Well, *I* would be *very* suprised by having packaged files under /var. > > So I would have changed the app to (additionally) look for plugins > > under /usr (in this case /usr/share/dokuwiki/plugin/) > > Then there are about 1490 packages in the archive that would surprise > you by their installation. > > Having packaged files under /var is hardly special. Also, dpkg's info files are for all practical purposes packaged (even if they come from control.tar.gz rather than data.tar.gz). So is most of /var, really. Whether a file came as-is in the package or has been created in postinst, a trigger or even later may matter for dpkg but not for the admin. Actual state that changes outside of dpkg runs is quite rare: /var/log/, /var/spool/, /var/lib/urandom, /var/lib/mysql/ and their ilk. -- 1KB // Yo momma uses IPv4!
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