[RFC] /var versus /srv

Richi Plana myfedora at richip.dhs.org
Fri Sep 28 13:13:05 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 14:09 +0200, Alexander Boström wrote:
> fre 2007-09-28 klockan 12:41 +0200 skrev Benny Amorsen:
> > There's no reason to have the spurious lib there.
> The reasoning behind /srv/lib is that it's relatively unlikely to
> already be in use and it is similar in purpose and look to /usr/lib
> and /var/lib. Remember, you're adding structure to a directory that has
> previously been marked as open territory. Thread lightly.

"lib" does not make any sense. It didn't for /var/lib/(www|
mysql|<whatever>) and it certainly doesn't for /srv.

If collision avoidance is what you're interested in, name
it /srv/fedora[(-services)]/<packagename> or something. Personally, I'm
fine with anything. The sanity that administering and maintaining
systems that moving data to /srv brings is enough to satisfy me.

As for ensuring that all the data that needs long-term storage be moved
from /var: I don't see how that could be hard, but it will be a long,
drawn-out process. Definitely worth the effort, though.

Richi Plana

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