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Old 04-05-2011, 05:03 PM
Don Armstrong
 
Default Bug#620458: Processed: Bug#620458: base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp

On Tue, 05 Apr 2011, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 05.04.2011 17:30, schrieb Debian Bug Tracking System:
> > Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> >
> >> reassign 620458 general
> > Bug #620458 [base-files] base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp
> > Bug reassigned from package 'base-files' to 'general'.
> > Bug No longer marked as found in versions base-files/6.1.
>
> Very bad idea imho, I'm strongly against it.
> The point of /run is not to create a second /tmp, where everyone can write into.
>
> daemons running as regular user should either put it's runtime files in $HOME or
> $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR [1].

Since the init scripts get run as root, they should create a
subdirectory of {/var,}/run, chown/chmod it appropriately, and then
start the daemon. [If we're talking about things that get started by a
normal user, then they should use $HOME (or some other more specific
runtime directory.)]


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Old 04-05-2011, 05:23 PM
Michael Biebl
 
Default Bug#620458: Processed: Bug#620458: base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp

Am 05.04.2011 19:03, schrieb Don Armstrong:
> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Am 05.04.2011 17:30, schrieb Debian Bug Tracking System:
>>> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
>>>
>>>> reassign 620458 general
>>> Bug #620458 [base-files] base-files: Please make /var/run world-writable and sticky, like /var/lock and /tmp
>>> Bug reassigned from package 'base-files' to 'general'.
>>> Bug No longer marked as found in versions base-files/6.1.
>>
>> Very bad idea imho, I'm strongly against it.
>> The point of /run is not to create a second /tmp, where everyone can write into.
>>
>> daemons running as regular user should either put it's runtime files in $HOME or
>> $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR [1].
>
> Since the init scripts get run as root, they should create a
> subdirectory of {/var,}/run, chown/chmod it appropriately, and then
> start the daemon. [If we're talking about things that get started by a
> normal user, then they should use $HOME (or some other more specific
> runtime directory.)]

Yeah agreed, sorry that my initial email wasn't entirely clear, see my
clarification in <4D9B4C21.6010101@debian.org>


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