Re: /media for sarge?
On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit sean finney <email@example.com>
> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:51:55AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > > Umm. How would creation of these new directories impact my
> > > system? I agree that my fstab ought not to be mucked with, but
> > > creating three dirs if they do not already exists ought to hurt
> > > nothing?
> > i think the issue was more of annoyance than impact... if a local
> > admin removes said dirs, he/she'd probably like them to stay gone.
> Couldn't the postinst be written to not create the directories on
> upgrade from a version later x.y.z, where x.y.z is the first version
> that has this behavior?
That would still force people who do not want them to remove them
after an upgrade.
Really, for "useless" directories like /srv which no package currently
uses, or /opt which no debian package is ever expected to need, I
don't see the point in creating them on upgrades.
I don't want people to think we are more compliant because some empty
directories were created during an upgrade. That would be a false
sense of compliance. We will be *really* FHS compliant when apache
config files start pointing to /srv instead of /var/www, and for
/media, when the debian-installer team agree with apt authors about
the best way to switch to /media/cdrom from /cdrom, etc.