[Fedora-packaging] /srv usage

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Fri Jul 10 17:25:17 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 18:52 +0200, philippe makowski wrote:
> one more question to be sure
> is it possible that the package create /srv/firebird for instance with
> %config(noreplace) ?
> or in other word, is that possible to create a directory under /srv
> that would not be own after by the package ?

No.  We can't assume what the site admin wants to do with /srv/.
Perhaps they have an internal software project called 'firebird' and
want to store data in /srv/ for it.  By having a package touch things
in /srv/ or expect to read things from /srv/ we would be trampling on
the site admin's local config and could cause data loss or corruption.

/srv/ is a no fly zone, period.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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