Bug#839686: forked-daapd: does not recreate stuff in /var/cache after deletion

Dominik George nik at naturalnet.de
Thu Oct 6 21:15:04 UTC 2016


> IMO it is unreasonable to think that removing the whole
> /var/cache/forked-daapd directory can be deleted and is expected to be
> recreated because many services drop root privileges thus can't create
> dirs in /var/cache:

> In my interpretation of the FHS the _files_ can be removed and are
> expected to be recreated, while _directory structures_ need to be kept
> for applications to operate.

I do not quite agree.

The same would be true for /var/run, but there, the application or the
init system is expected to create the relevant directories before
dropping privileges.

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