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Re: FHS and /var/www

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 16:34, Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Carl Fürstenberg said:
>> FHS 2.3 specifies in
>> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#SRVDATAFORSERVICESPROVIDEDBYSYSTEM
>> to use /srv for "Data for services provided by this system", for
>> example /srv/www for web root.
>> In the policy, the section
>> 9.1.1(http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html#s9.1.1)
>> specifies that FHS 2.3 is mandatory, except for some exception, and
>> the use of /var/www isn't included in that list.
>> Should we force all httpd:s to use /srv/www instead of /var/www, or
>> should an exception to the policy be added? Per
>> http://wiki.debian.org/Apache2LennyGoals it states that apache2 has
>> support for /srv/www, but it's still defaulting to /var/www.
> Please no.  The layout of /srv/ is specifically said to be undetermined,
> so we can't actually rely on any paths in /srv/.  I think the current
> setup is fairly good, actually - by default simple site layouts work out
> of the box, and don't interfere with more complicated setups that are
> free to use arbitrary hierarchies in /srv.
> Cheers,

So you "vote" for an exemption from FSH in this case, as per 9.1.1?

/Carl Fürstenberg <azatoth@gmail.com>

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