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Re: Is the FHS dead ?


On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 20:48:06 -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 06:08:17PM +0200, Teodor wrote:
> > 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:
> 	http://bugs.linuxbase.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2511
> 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.

Reiviving the FHS is great! Something that is bothering me a bit,
though, is that historically it seemed to try to cater to Unix in
general, not only Linux, even if most of the participants were coming
from the Linux world. So hosting it under the LSB auspices might deter
other Unix vendors to consider it or get involved, which would seem like
a regression. Maybe hosting it on a more neutral place would be better?


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