[RFC] /var versus /srv

Richi Plana myfedora at richip.dhs.org
Thu Sep 27 15:22:29 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 14:11 +0200, Benny Amorsen wrote:
> >>>>> "JK" == Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> writes:
> JK> Because the FHS is broken on this issue. They claim that it's for
> JK> site admins to use and distributions can't layout any files that
> JK> may disrupt or overwrite what a site admin may already have in
> JK> place.
> Why don't we ignore the part of FHS that is broken, instead of
> ignoring the part of FHS that arguably isn't? That is, put stuff in
> /srv complete with layout, and stop polluting /var?

Well, don't stop there. Treat FHS as an upstream and send a patch
request to have it changed. It only makes sense to patch our packages if
a change really makes sense and upstream takes a while to move (they
probably have to go through a longish process to make changes).

Richi Plana

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