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Re: links to logs in /etc? (/etc/postgresql/7.4/main/log)

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Oliver Elphick wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-06-12 at 16:25 -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
> >    why is there a link to logs in /etc?
> >
> >    /etc/postgresql/7.4/main/log is a link to
> > /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-7.4-main.log
> >
> >    /etc is supposed to be for configuration files that are static, the
> > link to log violates both (yes, it's only a link so it doesn't change
> > but points to a file that changes and is definetely not a configuration
> > file).
> >
> >    is this a bug? Or is this somehow valid?
> Policy says that conffiles should be in /etc, or, if that is not
> feasible, that there should be a link to /etc.  (Policy 10.7.2)

Configuration files, not conffiles, should be in /etc.

And, it's a link *in* /etc, *to* the file located elsewhere.

> It is not stated that other types of file must not be put in /etc, still
> less that there should be no links to such files.  By analogy with
> 10.7.2, it seems reasonable to allow a link if it is not feasible to do
> without it.

That's a stupid argument.

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