Bug#485559: Location of tftpd folder
Hello Daniel, Russ, et al.
On Mon, 2009-07-20 at 21:49 +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> > tftpd-hpa will change the default location of the tftpd folder
> s/will change/has changed/
> > There was already some discussion on this topic. Would it be possible to
> > define the location in the policy?
> > See bug #485559
> fwiw, using /srv/tftp as tftp server root directory is FHS conformant.
I don't agree, but...
> tftpd and tftpd-hpa default for this in unstable now, leaving aftpd
> being the only one missing. would be nice if aftpd would just adapt.
> creating a policy entry about it when there are three packages in total
> implementing it, looks a bit overengineered for me (gain vs.
> administrative overhead). but that's probably just me :)
There might be an easy way to handle the situation. The policy could be
* The /var/lib/tftpboot is the logical location for tftpd server root
directory. It can be a directory or symlink to a directory elsewhere.
Plus the #2 of my initial proposal.
> * Serve filenames relatively to the defined tftp-root, not
> relatively to the system root directory (/).
I would drop my initial #3 (RFC compliance) as those usually aren't in
1. That's very easy to manage for DDs
2. Any user should be able to cope with it.
3. It isn't overengineered.
4. <flame>This scheme allows using /srv in a FHS conformant way</flame>