[Fedora-packaging] Re: Packaging into /srv? (was: FHS Compliance?)

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Mon Oct 23 16:27:06 UTC 2006

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 05:11:57PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> FHS says both that we must not impose any particular directory structure 
> within /srv, and that we must use /srv as the "default location" for 
> storing data used by services.  The only way to satisfy that would be to 
> do the equivalent of "DocumentRoot /srv" for every service, which would 
> be simply stupid.

It doesn't say you must not have any particular defaults in srv -- just that
applications must not expect it to be in any particular way. That's very
different. I think it's entirely reasonable for Fedora to have a default
layout, but it needs to be sure to cope properly if the local system does
something different.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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