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Re: Comparing FHS 2.3 and 2.1

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:16:59 +0200, Nikolai Prokoschenko <nikolai@prokoschenko.de> said: 

> On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:46:47PM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
>> > Speaking of which: there used to be some proposed addition to FHS
>> > about re-locating all dot-files into ~/etc or some directory like
>> > that. Does anybody know what happened to that? I'm aware of the
>> > problems (sharing $HOME over several different machines etc.),
>> > but but I'll be glad if the mess were out of $HOME.
>> I think there is little hope here.  There are too many apps out
>> that treat home directory as a wastebasket, and probably Linux/Unix
>> itself will be obsoleted faster than all those.

> Most applications can be patched to use another directory for their
> cruft.  It's just the "legal" sutff I'm currently interested in, as
> as soon as it is "recommended" by FHS, it can become a part of
> e.g. Debian Policy and get enforced by patches.

	Actually, if it is not common practice, it would probably mean
 that Debian would not adopt FHS 2.3 fully, only bits of it, and
 policy would then enshrine the current practice, and it would be even
 harder to change things.

	So, if you have patches ready, I suggest you get moving on
 having them implemented, and not wait for policy to have to outlaw
 your patch set.

Four thousand different MAGNATES, MOGULS & NABOBS are romping in my
gothic solarium!!
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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