Bug#646209: libhtml-mason-perl-examples: installs files to /var/www (in postinst)
ansgar at debian.org
Sat Oct 22 09:11:56 UTC 2011
libhtml-mason-perl-examples by default installs files to /var/www (in
postinst). This should not be done, see the description for the
dir-or-file-in-var-www lintian tag below:
Debian packages should not install files under /var/www. This is not
one of the /var directories in the File Hierarchy Standard and is
under the control of the local administrator. Packages should not
assume that it is the document root for a web server; it is very
common for users to change the default document root and packages
should not assume that users will keep any particular setting.
Packages that want to make files available via an installed web server
should instead put instructions for the local administrator in a
README.Debian file and ideally include configuration fragments for
common web servers such as Apache.
As an exception, packages are permitted to create the /var/www
directory due to its past history as the default document root, but
should at most copy over a default file in postinst for a new install.
In this case, please add a Lintian override.
Refer to Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (The /var Hierarchy) for
Severity: serious, Certainty: possible
We might also want to merge the *-examples with the *-doc package.
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