[RFC] /var versus /srv

Lamont Peterson lamont at gurulabs.com
Thu Sep 27 02:57:43 UTC 2007

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On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:17:39 -0400
Steve Grubb <sgrubb at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday 26 September 2007 17:59:34 Richi Plana wrote:
> > If there's any interest, I could make spec files (based off of the
> > latest SRPM) for one of these packages to move the data directory
> > from /var to /srv. Just let me know which packages you find
> > interesting and I'll submit the spec file to the package maintainer
> > (or here if Fedora doesn't want to move it).
> AFAIK, selinux only knows about a couple servers, like apache, having
> data in /srv. If SE Linux is going to protect the data, a standard
> mapping between /srv and /var for everything should be worked out so
> that policy can be adapted.

SELinux doesn't care about file paths.  If the directories have the right context labels, it doesn't matter where they are.
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