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Bug#624586: Bug#618885: sasl2-bin: unowned files after purge (policy 6.8, 10.8)

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 03:49:26PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> > (If one wishes to argue that /etc/sasldb2 is not a configuration file,
> > then it's also a policy violation for it to be under /etc.)

> It's basically similar to /etc/shadow.

I don't think that /etc/shadow qualifies as a "configuration file", either;
I would call it "variable state information" (→ /var/lib), but it lives in
/etc because a) it has to be on the root filesystem, b) that's where it's
always been so moving it somewhere else would be more trouble than it's

For other packages like sasl (or, say, samba, which stores all its
authentication databases in /var/lib/samba in Debian), neither of these
arguments holds AFAICS.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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