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Re: WARNING: base-files in current potato nukes /var/spool/mail contents

Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> Santiago Vila wrote:
> > I mostly agree, but for this very reason you should probably not replace
> > the /var/spool/mail directory by a symlink...
> The place where i saw this it was very logical.
> 1. Users on this machine have a quota for webpages and mail (can't
> login).
> 2. /var and /home are on separate partition
> 3. Solution: symlink /var/spool/mail to /home/mail and mail is in their
> quota.

Anyway, the thing is that it's under the administrator's authority
where to place /var/mail and /var/spool/mail.  If he decides to put
it on a single partition, if he decides to split it, if he decides
to symlink it to a different filesysten, even to a msdos filesystem,
this is his authority.  No system script, especially no update
mechanism, is allowed to trash it.



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