Bug#612739: store archive/backup files in /etc/lvm/

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Thu Feb 10 11:17:51 UTC 2011

Package: lvm2
Version: 2.02.66-4
Severity: minor

Hi there!

This is very similar to #549673 <http://bugs.debian.org/549673>, maybe I
should create a bug to 'general' and then add all the blockings...

Anyway, I manage my /etc with etckeeper, with the following options:
--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---

# Uncomment to avoid etckeeper committing existing changes
# to /etc automatically once per day.

# Uncomment to avoid etckeeper committing existing changes to 
# /etc before installation. It will cancel the installation,
# so you can commit the changes by hand.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Everytime I modify something in the local LVM configuration or I plug an
external HD with LVM on it, lvm2 creates backup files in /etc/lvm/
root at gismo:/etc# git status
# On branch master
# Untracked files:
#   (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
#       lvm/archive/
#       lvm/backup/vggismo
no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")
root at gismo:/etc#

This is plainly wrong, given that these are not configuration files at
all and according to the FHS /etc is for static conffile-only:



  The /etc hierarchy contains configuration files. A "configuration file"
  is a local file used to control the operation of a program; it must be
  static and cannot be an executable binary.

The best place for these archive/backup files is /var/backups/lvm2.

BTW, another possibility would be for etckeeper to ignore these files,
     but I consider this a workaround and not a solution, given that the
     problem is in lvm2, not etckeeper.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-trunk-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lvm2 depends on:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.02.48-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libc6                        2.11.2-7    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1           2:1.02.48-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libreadline5                 5.2-7       GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libudev0                     164-2       libudev shared library
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-26      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

lvm2 recommends no packages.

lvm2 suggests no packages.

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