Re: Comments on FHS testsuite run
* Wichert Akkerman <email@example.com> [20001020 12:30]:
> Not all of the test results are fair in my opinion:
> others are bugs in the testsuite
> * Reference: 3.4-4: /etc/disktab not found
> Euhm, I never even heard of that file
> * Reference 3.4-15: /etc/mtools not found
> Reason: flaw in test
> The file is actually called /etc/mtools.conf
Actually, there is a note regarding these two problems (and some
others) on the LSB test page. Basically, it's neither a bug in
Debian nor the testsuite, but in the FHS itself.
2. It is anticipated that a new revision of the FHS (currently
2.1) will soon be released. Some of the non-conformance issues
detected by the test suite will be removed with the new
specification. A list of some of the issues is here.
> * Reference 3.1-42: /bin/domainname not found
> Reason: test install was incomplete
> The test did not have the nis package installed; this package
> provides full support for NIS clients and servers.
Since /bin/domainname is required by the FHS, the nis package should
be installed in any case. Currently, the priority is extra.