Re: Resolutions to comments on LSB-FHS-TS_SPEC_V1.0
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gordon Tetlow)
- Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Resolutions to comments on LSB-FHS-TS_SPEC_V1.0
- From: Alan Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 17:20:17 +0000 (GMT)
- Message-id: <199901251720.RAA11006@snowcrash.cymru.net>
- In-reply-to: <36A74C1D.7B3AB1C8@vanderbilt.edu>
> I thought the purpose of this project (at least the FHS) is to create a standard
> of what the filesystem should look like, not necessarily what it currently looks
> like. Just because `Everyone is doing it' (tm) doesn't mean it's right.
> Personally, I want Linux to be clean and elegant in its implementation, so if
> that means breaking from convention and putting mail in /var/mail, so be it. I
> for one don't know the answer. Whatever the answer is should be the right one,
> not just the one people are doing.
If all the vendors think /var/mail is stupid then its perhaps time for the
FHS to ask "ok why.. is there a problem, did we make a bad choice, or did
we simply fail to explain the reasons /var/mail is good"