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Bug#688084: Please consider tagging #612918 wheezy-ignore

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> Bug #612918 involves a violation of the FHS (using a file in /etc as a
>> state file), thus violating debian policy.  Apparently there was going
>> to be some involved upstream work to correct the problem, but after
>> over a year, that appears not to have happened.  Given that and the
>> fact that practically speaking, its only really problematic in a
>> read-only /etc environment, and users in that situation can choose a
>> different network manager anyway, I think it would be appropriate to
>> ignore it for wheezy until that upstream work actually gets done.
> Wouldn't an alternative be to simply use a symlink or patch to move
> wicd's list of networks under /var?

That's an interesting thought, and apparently there is already some
precedent for that.  For example:
$ ls -l /etc/xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 40 Jan 17  2010 /etc/xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu
-> /var/lib/menu-xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu

Best wishes,

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