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Re: where do NEW packages go?

On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 09:56:17AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > ] 6.2.x  /com : Shareable, variable data.
> > (sharable variable data goes under /var)
> The FHS section on /var (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-5.html) does
> not mentioned /shared/ variable data.

Look in http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-2.html instead:

            shareable       unshareable
   static   /usr            /etc
            /opt            /boot
   variable /var/mail       /var/run
            /var/spool/news /var/lock

Shared variable data goes in /var.

Actually, from the link you have:

] Some portions of /var are not shareable between different systems. For
] instance, /var/log, /var/lock, and /var/run. Other portions may be
] shared, notably /var/mail, /var/cache/man, /var/cache/fonts, and
] /var/spool/news.

(well, really http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-5.1.html, but near enough)

> /var is machine-specific.

In particular, that's mistaken.


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