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Re: Usage of /var/lib for databases not properly described in policy

On Tue, 2010-08-10 at 22:29 +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> 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
> a directory
>     /var/my_super_duper_database
> and keep the data there?  I do not actually intend to do so, but
> shouldn't this be fixed somewhere in the policy.  FHS[1] is not
> giving any explicite advise here and so we can not relay on the
> predefinition there and thus should rather make our own.
What about using /srv/ for such stuff? Wouldn't that fit better?


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