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Old 02-19-2009, 04:39 PM
Allan Caffee
Default git-daemon-run: default server location contradicts the FHS

I noticed that the package git-daemon-run by default expects the repositories
it serves to be located in /var/cache/git. This behavior contradicts the FHS
which states

/var/cache is intended for cached data from applications. Such data is
locally generated as a result of time-consuming I/O or calculation.
The application must be able to regenerate or restore the data.
The application must always be able to recover from manual deletion of
these files (generally because of a disk space shortage).

This sets people up to have their entire repositories deleted by an admin
looking to free disk space. I realize that the README.Debian for this
package suggests that the repositories themselves should be symbolic links, but
it seems dangerous all the same. I think we should change the default to


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