Re: http daemon suggestion/proposal
David H. Silber:
> Why not? /var is intended for data that might (or is likely to) change.
I'm likely to change /usr/bin, since I often install new software.
Therefore, all new software should be installed in /var/bin instead.
Installing a new cgi-bin is similar to installing a new program, and both
require a writeable /usr. If we want to support a completely non-writeable
/usr, while still allowing installation of new software, then perhaps
we should look into a mechanism to solve the general case. (/opt, perhaps.
In any case, we would need relocateable packages.)
/var is for data that is likely to change during normal operation.
Installing new software is not normal operation.