Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187224
unowned directory /var/games
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
While packaging shippy I noticed that there is no such thing as /var/games on
recent Fedora versions, try doing a rpm -qf /var/games it is unowned, doing a
rpm -ql filesystem shows /var/lib/games which is used by atleast gnome-games.
So I believe that we (the games SIG) should also use /var/lib/games and not
This needs updating in the wiki too.
According to the FHS, /var/games is the preferred place for variable game data.
It's explicitly split out of /var/lib to allow for local control of backup
strategies, permissions, etc.
However, as you note, /var/games is not owned by any package. /var/lib/games is
owned by the filesystem package. IMO, Fedora is violating the FHS by using
/var/lib/games instead of /var/games, and we should file a bug against the
filesystem package to use /var/games instead of /var/lib/games.
Done, see bug 165425
Closing as NOTABUG, since this is a filesystem bug fixed implicitly with bug 165425.