Re: tmp junk
firstname.lastname@example.org writes ("tmp junk"):
> dpkg leaves a lot of tmp directories:
> total 4
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 157 Dec 2 1994 control
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1687 Dec 2 1994 postinst
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 676 Dec 2 1994 prerm
> are those files (a few hundreds) supposed to be cleande by the tmp-cleaner
> or should they be deleted by:
> Debian GNU/Linux `dpkg' package management program version 1.0.5.
They are usually deleted. You must have interrupted dpkg with a
signal or something.
dpkg doesn't do any signal trapping, because I think that trying to
put the world back the way it was after getting a signal is asking for
trouble. Instead it makes sure that packages are never left in
irrecoverably bad states; retrying the interrupted installation should
complete it succesfully.
I don't think this is a serious problem if it only happens during
nasty kinds of failures; they'll get cleaned up by cron. If you can
reproduce the problem easily without sending dpkg a signal it's
probably a bug - if so, please report it.
- tmp junk
- From: eckes <email@example.com>