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Re: does /var/games have to be deleted on purge? (if it's empty..)

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 7:51 PM, Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:

> On Mittwoch, 8. April 2009, Bill Allombert wrote:
>> Unless policy is changed to make clear that /var/games can be removed
>> at any time, and thus that package cannot just ship /var/games in the
>> deb and expect it to be available when running the postinst, or at any
>> latter time, I have to object with this bug reports because this
>> introduces a race condition.
> I dont understand, can you please explain what race condition you mean?

How about this:

Game a gets installed and ships /var/games
Game b gets installed and ships /var/games
Game a gets purged and removes /var/games
User starts game b and gets a high score
Game b tries to save the high score but fails because /var/games doesn't exist



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