Bug#945269: debian-policy: packages should use tmpfiles.d(5) to create directories below /var

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Tue Jun 13 20:01:03 BST 2023

On Tue, 13 Jun 2023, Russ Allbery wrote:

>namely if you're running anything
>in a chroot that needs directories created in /tmp and /run, the chroot
>either needs to have a persistent /tmp and /run or you have to arrange for
>it to run at least some init scripts during boot.

I very much disagree here. Both /tmp and /run are volatile, and for /tmp
there usually even are cronjobs that delete old files, so programs that
need anything in there must create it themselves at startup (via wrapper
scripts if needed) if absent.

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