[Fedora-packaging] Re: /srv

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Wed Jun 27 19:06:07 UTC 2007

Le mercredi 27 juin 2007 à 20:52 +0200, Axel Thimm a écrit :
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 08:41:43PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> > You have file resources, and you have local network policies (which may
> > even be dynamic with dhcp avahi & friends). They never map 1:1. Forcing
> > file layout to reflect domain layout is an exercise in futility.
> I agree, which is why you can't this all happen under /srv. 

No. That means you partition /srv in an rpm-controlled part, and a
free-for-all part. This way you can have sane pre-configured defaults,
and people can  do something else if they really want to.

The current habit of shunning /srv at all costs results in:
— defaults not being pre-configured & installed because the sane place
to put them is blacklisted
— or defaults that can not serve as examples (because their layout has
no relation with the /srv/ users are supposed to use), confuse scripts
(again because of the layout mismatch), confuse security policies, etc

You can have a /srv/default and a /srv/local, or a /srv and /local/srv,
or whatever but two totally different policies is just shooting
ourselves in the foot.

Nicolas Mailhot
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