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

On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 02:55:09AM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 1118700799.8013.23.camel@esme.liw.iki.fi> you wrote:
> > That said, the Debian Policy document does mandage use of the Filesystem
> > Hierarchy Standard (FHS), which in turn describes /etc like this: "/etc
> > contains configuration files and directories that are specific to the
> > current system". This cannot reasonably be interpreted to mean anything
> > than "configuration stuff only". When I say reasonably, I mean that a
> > sharp lawer-like mind might interpret it in whatever way they wish, on a
> > larch, but that is not useful for building an operating system.

> Not that I like it, but a link in etc to the log direcoty is as good as a
> config gile containing "logdir=". Only that the former is easier to use. And
> since debian does place a lot of (alternative) links in etc it is a well
> accepted config method. However I am not sure if it is used that way in the
> package.

That also means the program is looking for its logfiles under /etc by
default, which FHS-compliant software is not supposed to do.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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