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Re: Correct way to handle transient files in /var

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Julio Merino wrote:

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:20 PM, David Brownlee <> wrote:
       What is the correct way to handle files in /var which can be
       removed when a package is uninstalled?

       for example policykit seems to require:

           root:polkit   /var/lib/PolicyKit
           polkit:wheel  /var/lib/PolicyKit-public
           polkit:polkit /var/lib/misc/PolicyKit.reload

       Without these it chokes when hal tries to use it (and hald
       will not run).

       On uninstall it would probably be reasonable to remove them.

       So, just handcode in INSTALL and DEINSTALL?

Check out chapter 15 (section 15.1) of the pkgsrc guide.

        tis done - thanks :)

                David/absolute       -- No hype required --

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