Packaging talk:Tmpfiles.d

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It should be noted that the manpage should be read carefully if what is intended to do is anything more than just creating top-level directories in /var/run or /var/lock. For instance, pki-ca-9.0.5-1.fc15.noarch, pki-kra-9.0.2-1.fc15.noarch, and pki-ocsp-9.0.1-1.fc15.noarch (at least) do something in the line (example from pki-ca):

D /var/lock/pki 0755 root root -
D /var/lock/pki/ca 0755 root root -
D /var/run/pki 0755 root root -
D /var/run/pki/ca 0755 root root -

As each of the three specify cleaning out the /var/run/pki directory, the result probably won't be what is expected...

--Vonbrand 16:22, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I wasn't clear whether directories specified in tmpfiles.d conf files ought to be packaged in the manifest as normal, with %ghost, or not at all. Note that if they are not packaged as normal, the %tmpfiles_create macro needs to be used in %post in order for the directory to be present between package installation and the next reboot.

--Tim Waugh 09:34, 27 November 2013 (UTC)