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Re: FHS and /var/www

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 07:36:33PM +0100, Stephen Gran wrote:

> > I was refering to the use of /var/www, which isn't FHS valid, and no
> > excemption is made in the policy about that.

> The FHS is not an exhaustive list of every directory on the system, so
> I'm not convinced that introducing a new directory needs an excemption
> either.  We don't currently have an excemption for /etc/default, for
> example.

 "Applications must generally not add directories to the top level of /var.
  Such directories should only be added if they have some system-wide
  implication, and in consultation with the FHS mailing list."

FHS 2.3, Chapter 5.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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