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Bug#524461: bless /var/games

Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> writes:

> sorry for post to the wrong address... 

> On Donnerstag, 9. April 2009, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> On Montag, 6. April 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> > I don't see much real benefit in going out of our way to remove
>> > /var/games and it looks like it would be a bit annoying (at the least,
>> > require adding purge code to all games that put files in /var/games that
>> > would usually never be triggered).  My inclination would be to say that
>> > this behavior is fine and perhaps we should officially bless it
>> > somewhere.
>> I've come to agree with this. :-) Now, where to bless it?

> "9.1.1 File system Structure" has a list of exceptions from the FHS, so it 
> seems it should go there.

I don't think saying that you don't have to try to remove the /var/games
directory on purge of a game is really an FHS exception, but I haven't
checked to see if that still does look like the right section or what
section it should be in.

I think this bug is just waiting on someone to have a chance to propose
wording.  Tagging accordingly.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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