On 08.10.2012 20:15, Michael Gilbert wrote: > On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote: >> "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 I actually find it pretty handy if I can use dpkg -S to find out which package a particular directory belongs to. So shipping the directory in the package does have some value (at least for me). aba rightfully pointed out, that having a mechanism in dpkg which allows one to register such a directory in the dpkg database dynamically, might be an even better approach. Such a mechanism could not only be used to register such volatile files/directories in (/var)/run or /lock but files that are generated by the maintainer scripts like ucf config files or even ressources like system users and groups. Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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