Usage of /var/lib for databases not properly described in policy
I just tried to give some advise about proper placement of database
files in a Debian package and I was sure I could simply link to the
relevant paragraph in policy but there is none. Is the usage of
/var/lib/<pkgname> just a reasonable habit which is shared by
postgresql, mysql and probably others and I could for instance invent
and keep the data there? I do not actually intend to do so, but
shouldn't this be fixed somewhere in the policy. FHS is not
giving any explicite advise here and so we can not relay on the
predefinition there and thus should rather make our own.
Or did I missed something?