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Re: Policy for default mount points?

On Fri, Jul 23, 1999 at 05:40:52AM -0400, Buddha Buck wrote:
> > > So does that men I have to start using /var/state/dpkg/info somtime soon?
> > 
> > It is a bit risky process. In the next version of FHS, we should be moving,
> > but nobody yet implemented a moving scheme... probably it can be done,
> > through maintainer scripts (preinst etc).
> Perhaps not...
> I got the impression from the FHS list that they were going to back out 
> of /var/state, at least for package managers... It seems that both 
> Debian and Red Hat have a long history with /var/lib/{rpm,dpkg}, and 
> do't seem likely to change, regardless of FHS.

IIRC last-minute change to the current FHS was allowing /var/lib stuff,
exactly for this purpose. I doubt that the next version will be that
forgiving :)

enJoy -*/\*- pronounced 'iosip', or simply 'joseph'

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