Re: /var/www or /var/web
Paul Cager <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I am packaging MyServer (a small web server). By default it expects
> its document root to be /var/web.
That path shouldn't be created or modified by a Debian package, so
you'll need to change the package so it conforms to Debian policy.
> Am I right to assume I should change this to /var/www (as in
> apache2)? The FSH doesn't mention either directory.
The FHS 2.3 describes "/srv : Data for services provided by this
The methodology used to name subdirectories of /srv is unspecified
as there is currently no consensus on how this should be done.
... Therefore, no program should rely on a specific subdirectory
structure of /srv existing or data necessarily being stored in
/srv. However /srv should always exist on FHS compliant systems
and should be used as the default location for such data.
So, for content served by a web server on the system, something under
'/srv' is necessary to comply with the FHS. The most obvious choice
seems to be '/srv/www'.
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