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Re: Bug#135273: popularity-contest: overwrites a conffile without prior notice

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 12:28:11PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>  Oh, /var/state does not seem to be in the FHS shipped with policy.

The FHS previously called for /var/state, however everyone said that the
move from /var/lib to /var/state was going to be a real PITA, so they
dropped that and went with /var/lib.

The FHS also compromised on /var/mail in an IMO dumb manner, but I made my
opinion on that bit of lameness quite clear when they made the decision to
codify a transitional hack and give it the force of a standard that will
probably be used for years to come.  I shall save the six paragraph rant
about just how lame that is until I see Dan Quinlan or other FHS people
discussing directory layouts and mail with members of this list.  =)

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net>      You're entitled to my opinion
<knghtbrd> this is college course in formal logic
<devkev> knghtbrd: i hate that shit, much prefer fuzzy logic :)
<knghtbrd> kev: fuzzy logic tickles.
<taniwha> knghtbrd: lol
<devkev> knghtbrd: fuzzy logic is so cool, it models the world really well

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