[Fedora-packaging] /srv

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Jun 27 01:38:30 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 26 June 2007 19:08:29 Axel Thimm wrote:
> Sorry I couldn't make it today (and FWIW I will be quite short of time
> until mid September).
> On the /srv issue: The FHS is deliberately not providing any layout on
> how to internally structure this, as there are at least two very
> popular ones (both of them mentioned in the FHS):
> /srv/<service>/[<domain>/]...
> /srv/<domain>/<service>/...
> As neither fits universally and Fedora is a general purpose distro we
> should not impose any layout on the users but allow them to freely use
> any layout they like. There are extended version of this argumentation
> on this list and f-m-l
> E.g. no package (other than filesytem) should ever place/own anything
> under /srv. Packages that need a dummy or default data location should
> use /var instead.

I'm OK with this, just as long as we /have/ a policy to follow.  +1 from me.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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