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Re: Review question about /var/log/* files.



On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 07:50 -0500, Steve Grubb wrote:
> On Friday 09 February 2007 06:30, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> > Should the package own this file (using %ghost voodoo) or not?
> 
> What about the rotated files?
If you know their exact names ..., why not also %ghost them?

But there is the question of whether log-files (and others below /var)
shall be deleted upon package removal rsp. upon package installation at
all ... I think there is a "grey zone".

On one hand, you often don't want to loose your logs just because you
had to temporarily remove a package during an update (make them %
config .. ?) on the other hand, probably everybody having upgraded a
Linux system or having used Linux over longer period is fighting with
stray logs having accumulated (and other files below /var)

Ralf



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