[blfs-dev] dhcpcd overrides /var/tmp permissions?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 13:04:01 PDT 2015

Pierre Labastie wrote:
> On 23/09/2015 18:27, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> So install changes the permissions of an existing directory.  The install
>> command is in my dhcpcd package log. So we need to change it back after make
>> install or do a sed to make it
>> install -m1777 -d /var/tmp
>> Alternatively, we can change the switch to --dbdir=/var/tmp/dhcpcd or perhaps
>> /var/cache/dhcpcd.  The default is /var/db.  We could use that, but right now
>> I am in favor of /var/cache/dhcpcd.
>>    -- Bruce
> Not sure that /var/cache is the best place, since according to the FHS, it may
> be emptied by the system administrator. /var/cache is mainly for storing data
> which take a long time to be computed, but can be regenerated by the
> application if needed.
> Maybe /var/lib/dhcpcd? According to FHS:
> "[The /var/lib] hierarchy holds state information pertaining to an application
> or the system. State information is data that programs modify while they run,
> and that pertains to one specific host.[...]. State information is generally
> used to preserve the condition of an application (or a group of inter-related
> applications) between invocations and between different instances of the same
> application. State information should generally remain valid after a reboot,
> should not be logging output, and should not be spooled data [...]". This is
> close to what a lease is (dbdir is primarily where dhcpcd stores leases).

Yes, you're right.  /var/lib/dhcpcd is better.  Do you want to do the 
update or should I do it?

   -- Bruce

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