/tftpboot vs. /var/tftp vs. something else?

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Wed Nov 14 17:43:56 UTC 2007

On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 06:28:17PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > fhs compliance :)
> > 
> > And how about reasons which have tangible benefit. fhs is a merely a tick
> > box
> FHS means you have a properly sorted filesystem, which is nicer for new
> setups, allows making parts of the filesystem RO safely, simplifies
> backup policies, etc

I'd rather be compatible with the real world. FHS started out trying to
describe and slightly refine practice, then it got taken over by people
with no experience which is why stuff like /srv got included.

> So it's very tangible, even if you're currently more comfortable with
> the mess you grew up with.

I grew up with BSD, SYSV and SunOS so most of FHS is the "best of"
for those. Then people broke it..

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