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

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at neuf.fr
Wed Sep 23 13:20:06 PDT 2015

On 23/09/2015 22:04, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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
I'll do it right now. I'm waiting for the last KDE apps to build. So far, so


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