On 2019-07-21 17:11, Marc Haber wrote: > Package: locales > Version: 2.28-10 > Severity: minor > > Hi, > > reconfiguring the locales package updates the file > /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive.
This is indeed where the libc looks for the compiled locales. > I am not sure whether this is allowed by policy, hence severity: minor. I do not find anything that prevents that in the policy. In addition many other packages are also writing files to /usr when they are configured (for example __pycache__ files or the various kernel modules.* files used by depmod, udev hwdb.bin, etc.). > Maybe this file would better be in /var. /var is for files whose content is expected to continually change during normal operation of the system. This is not the case of the locale-archive file which doesn't change until the next reconfiguration of the package. As such it doesn't prevent for example mounting the / or /usr partition read-only once apt or dpkg have finished their work. -- Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B aurel...@aurel32.net http://www.aurel32.net