On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 05:51:53PM +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> Severity: minor
> While checking the upgrade checklist I noticed this new requirement:
> +---
> | 4.9
> |    Required targets must not write outside of the unpacked source
> |    package tree, except for TMPDIR, /tmp and /var/tmp.
> +---
> The wording is a bit too strict and should be relaxed.  There are
> other paths that should be fine to be written to during the build
> process, for example /dev/shm, /run/lock[1], or possibly anything
> below /proc/<pid> for processes spawned by the build process.

Hello Ansgar,

Do you have example of packages that does that ?

(FWIW I do not consider writing to /proc/pid to be writing.
This is the same issue as with using localhost and network access.)

Bill. <ballo...@debian.org>

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