Where not to store lock files

Holger Freyther zecke at openmoko.org
Thu Jun 26 13:33:21 CEST 2008


strace showed it is saving and storing the lock file in /usr/lib/opkg/lock. 
This is not a wise idea, it is a violation of the fhs[1], also the storage of 
the metadata of installed should be reconsidered. /usr/lib might be on a 
readonly partition in the future... (think of cramfs).


[1] http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#VARLOCKLOCKFILES

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