Re: Why is ..... ? (/var/www, in this case)
David Welton wrote:
> I just want a FAQ that I can hand to people to say "this is why we did
> it this way".
> "If it makes sense to have web in /var, why isn't ftp there too?" For
> We should document these things so that when we move on, people don't
> have to ask why we did it a particular way. I don't have any problem
> at all with where /var/www is, that's just an example.
Agreed, a rationalle section in policy is sorely needed.
You can search for /var/www in the mailing list archive search for
debian-devel in Oct to Dec 96 and throughout '97 when this was all hashed
out to get a feel for why it happened this way.
Personally, I think /var/www is a nasty violation of the fsstnd, which does
not allow random directories to be added to /var. It should really go deeped
in the hierarchy.
see shy jo