[RFC] /var versus /srv

Oisin Feeley oisin.feeley at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 18:50:10 UTC 2007

On 9/21/07, Richi Plana <myfedora at richip.dhs.org> wrote:

> Same thing I've been saying, but it's only now that I realized that I've
> been assuming the wrong thing. When I read FHS, in my mind, I was
> thinking LSB. So here I was thinking that Fedora was simply following
> some guidelines set up by the FSB for its directory hierarchy. Now that
> I know that FHS refers to the Fedora Hierarchy Structure, this changes a
> few things.
> As I said, I thought it referred to an LSB guideline which made me think
> Fedora could be flexible with its interpretation and implementation.
> Now that I've read up on the FHS, I have to say that it needs reworking
> if only because some of the things it states contradict others.

The FHS /is/ part of the LSB specification.  It's the Filesystem
Hierarchy Standard as promoted by the OpenGroup.  See here:


The Fedora Project adopted it with the exception of libexecdir.

Best wishes,
Oisin Feeley

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