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Re: possible mass bug filing for packages shipping stuff in /var/run, /var/lock, /run?

On 10/08/2012 01:21 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
On Fri, Oct  5, 2012 at 23:16:05 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:


I haven't made a detailed analysis, yet, and cannot say how many
packages would be affected. Right now I have about 100 candidate
piuparts logs that should cover /var/run and /var/lock, but I haven't
sorted them in "buggy", "depends on buggy", "other problem". I expect
the buggy category to be around a dozen.

Would it be appropriate to file RC bugs against all the packages
shipping anything in /var/run, /var/lock or /run?

No, there's nothing wrong with that.

Lintian (and myself) do not agree with you. Lintian
considers it a "Serious" problem. And so does the policy
manual in which you can read:
"Packages must not include files or directories under /run,
or under the older /var/run and /var/lock paths."

It's perfectly fine to me that the release team decides
what is RC or not (even if I don't agree, it's your call...),
but these are still "must not" in the wording of the policy.



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