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#181 move temporary files to /var/webmin

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nobody
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2011-08-07
2011-08-07
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hey
some temporary files, like caches in /etc/webmin/package-updates still reside in /etc

would be useful to move them to the var directory

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  • same for usermin

    other dirs:

    webmin/virtual-server/links-cache
    webmin/virtual-server/procmail
    webmin/virtual-server/domains
    webmin/virtual-server/everyone
    webmin/virtual-server/spam

    all these i assume are just caches and interfere a lot with security systems and repositories (eg, etckeeper with git)

     
    Last edit: Luís Pedro Algarvio 2013-05-22
  • +1

    /etc is supposed to hold static configuration files (on my system, /etc is monitored for unexpected changes as a part of our intrusion-detection routine)
    status, cache,... shall be placed in /var (maybe /var/lib even better)

    actually /etc/webmin/system-status/ & /etc/webmin/package-updates would be candidate to move