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Re: FHS and /var/www

| 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.

Stephen Gran wrote:
> /var/www is not actually explicitly forbidden, just implicitly forbidden.
> It seems the relevant bit is the bit you quoted, which just says that
> we shouldn't be placing new top level directories under /var unless they
> have a system wide implication. In my view, a coordinated place to put
> web apps meets that criteria for Debian, so the only thing we're missing
> is a mail to the FHS list saying Debian would like to use that spot for
> this purpose.[0]

That's an interesting reading of the FHS text. I think it's much more
likely to be talking about toplevel /var directories being added to the FHS,
not to an individual distribution.

> I personally don't
> see it as a net gain, but I'm willing to be convinced.  I personally
> think it would be simpler to send the mail to the FHS list announcing
> that we plan to keep shipping things there, and ask them to add a
> footnote that some distros might use that directory.[1]

The idea that you shoot off a list saying "eh, Debian would like to violate the
FHS now" and get back a "oh, fine we put in a footnote, so you're still FHS
compliant" does not match anything I've observed re the FHS.

see shy jo

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