FHS - politics
I've been catching up on debian-devel (only 4900 messages to go), and
have come across a discussion about FHS.
I have two kinds of comment on this proposal: the first is appropriate
for debian-devel, and concerns our general goals, and is in this
Firstly, I stick to my guns that we need incremental change. So, no
`flag day', no moving everything at once, and no `release goals'
saying that things must be according to the FHS. I'll post to
debian-policy about technical mechanisms.
Secondly: I maintain that we should NOT follow the FHS if it differs
gratuitously from the FSSTND. We should make changes where and only
where they are actually warranted. /usr/share is warranted IMO.
/var/state is NOT - it's just a cosmetic change, and will be a major
pain. We should probably document our exceptions. Discussion of the
details belongs on debian-policy.