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Re: Is the FHS dead ?

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 06:08:17PM +0200, Teodor wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > Le lundi 16 février 2009 à 14:20 +0000, Matthew Johnson a écrit :
> >> the FHS should certainly continue to exist and be coordinated between
> >> distros though. I agree that if it needs taking over we should do so in
> >> cooperation with the other big distros.
> >
> > Certainly. It's just that someone needs to start the work.
> There is no need to create another standard, FHS is being continued in
> the LSB project at linuxfoundation.org / freestandards.org. FHS was
> the starting point for LSB.
> Even if the LSB project has been criticized by the Debian project,
> this seems to become the "the facto" file hierarchy standard for
> Linux. It is not perfect, but is being adopted by the majority of
> Linux distros.

It's true that the FHS work group has been largely moribund.  It's
something I've been working for the last couple of weeks, actually.
I've gotten agreement form Dan Quinlan (the former chair of the FHS
workgroup) and Rusty Russell who had done most of the changes the last
time it had been updated if they had any objections having the LSB
working group take it over, and they had no problem with that.  See:


So the plan is FHS will be updated in the context of the LSB
workgroup, since the FHS mailing list has largely been taken over by
SPAM, and it seemed that most of the people who were interested in it
were active LSB work group members.

That being said, if there are things that the the folks on this thread
are interested in working on in terms of updating the FHS (which we
clearly badly in need of updating) I invite them to join us and make
proposals on the lsb-discuss@lists.linuxfoundaiton.org mailing list.
Indeed, getting more folks interested in the updating the FHS would be
really great!


						- Ted

P.S.  Or feel free to submit bugs to: http://bugs.linuxfoundation.org,
component FHS.  It may take a while for us to get set up, but we will
be paying attention to them.

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