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

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 10/08/2012 01:21 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Cheers,
>> Julien
> 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."

The thing is that it really does no harm if a package actually does
this; although it is pretty pointless since those files will be gone
after reboot.  So, even though policy says "must not", it's not really
a problem in practice, so important is probably a more appropriate
severity at this point in the release process.

Best wishes,

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