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Re: Comparing FHS 2.3 and 2.1

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 03:02:02PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >  5)==
> > 
> > User specific configuration files for applications are stored in the user's
> > home directory in a file that starts with the '.' character (a "dot file"). If
> > an application needs to create more than one dot file then they should be
> > placed in a subdirectory with a name starting with a '.' character, (a "dot
> > directory"). In this case the configuration files should not start with the '.'
> > character. 
> > 
> > 	I have no idea if we comply, but this is a new requirement.
> I think we do. This is common sense anyway, most applications I've seen
> do it that way.

It is probably a good idea to mention this either on policy itself (just to
remind people), or on the packaging guide and maintainers reference.  This
requirement is something the maintainers have to watch out for...

Somehow, I just know we will have someone complaining of this FHS
requirement soon.

> Actually, we are (for new installations; not for upgrades from older
> installations). For the /media part, anyway; not sure about /srv.

We should do better than that, I think.  We should offer to migrate the
links, /etc/auto* and /etc/fstab entries to the new media scheme on

> I happen to think the XF86Config stuff is braindead. It's full of a

Agreed.  It should shunt X-server stuff to X11/ and that's enough...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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