[Fedora-packaging] Re: one more draft

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Mar 25 19:00:17 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 05:23:00PM +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Monday 24 March 2008, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Whatever the hardwired defaults at compile time the
> > /etc/sysconfig/vdr takes precedence. So the package's scripts can
> > easily autoadjust to whatever situation.
> Good to hear you know better; I expect to see code to back that up if the 
> draft passes with a mandate to change the dirs :)

Sure, that's what the FPC's jobs is: to go hunt all packages and fix
them. Good that I'm not a member anymore ;)

Of course, the more serious answer is that this is the packager's job.

> > But that would be wrong. One of the main FHS aspects is that a
> > package [...]
> We already do some things "wrong" wrt the FHS, for example
> /etc/rc.d/init.d and /usr/libexec.

So that justifies breaking even more?

> I'm not aware of much movement in getting those fixed 

Well, check the todo lists and your IRC logs, I was trying to get the
libexec stuff addressed and some steps where done, including an
official submission for a change in the FHS, but it now needs a new
(Fedora) driver to get this pushed further.

So things are done to get Fedora in sync with FHS. I'm not aware what
the /etc/rc.d/init.d issues are to comment on that, but if there's a
deviation the FPC should look at it (if it hasn't done so already).

> > Just to reiterate: The /srv/vdr folder currently breaks all
> > /srv/<domain> setups.
> Sure, if you happen to have a <domain> dir called vdr there for some other 
> purpose.

Of if my scripts run over these folders and suddenly assume I'm
hosting a "vdr" domain. There are reasons the FHS explicitely forbids
vendors to mess in there.

> Similar things could be said about /var/lib/vdr or /var/spool/vdr.

No, the (limited) freedom of choice in the layout to the user/admin is
solely under /srv (and /opt, /usr/local).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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