Comment 5 for bug 72897

This is very frustrating. I can almost understand the need to nuke /, /usr, and /boot, but /var? This is where my databases live and my mail spool, among other things. I can't see why an advanced user would ever want to blow away /var. Yes, I might create a compatibility problem for myself if an application specific file format changed in some program, but as an advanced user, I should be able to sign up for that if I want to. Please provide a convenient way to override this check in the future.

In the meantime I've edited /lib/partman/check.d/12system_partitions_formatted to work around /var.