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Re: yum clean bug



Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 18:27 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> If yum is so concerned about this "data" safety why is it storing it in
>> a filesystem tree specifically reserved for stuff that can be removed
>> without notice?
>>
>> But anyway this was not my point.
> 
> I don't see anything in the FHS that says things will come in randomly
> and remove stuff w/out notice.

" The application must always be able to recover from manual deletion of
these files "

So other stuff does not need to notify the app that wrote those files
before deleting them

" (generally because of a disk space shortage) "

So when the system / the admin wants to reclaim some disk space, it's /
he's allowed to do a find /var/cache -type f -exec -rm -f \{\} \;

Actually it goes even farther than this, other stuff don't have to give
any particular reason to delete files in /var/cache.

Any package may include such a bit in its install scriplets and it'll be
perfectly legit.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot


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