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Bug#594658: debian-policy: Add FHS exception for GNU/Hurd directories

On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 09:08 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Source: debian-policy
> Source-Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
> Hi!
> Here's a draft patch to add an FHS exception for the two top-level
> directories GNU/Hurd uses.

Hi Guillem,

I would change the text around a little to add that to the beginning of
the paragraph, something like:

        On GNU/Hurd systems the <file>/hurd</file> and
        <file>/servers</file> directories are also allowed in the root
        filesystem.  <footnote>These directories are used to store
        translators and as a set of standard names for mount points

Ordering the words in this way means the reader can decide it's
applicability much faster.  Perhaps splitting the footnote into two
footnotes might help also:

        ... <file>/hurd</file><footnote>Used to store
        translators.</footnote> and <file>/servers</file><footnote>Used
        as a set of standard names for mount points.</footnote> ...

> It might make sense to merge with the /sys and /selinux paragraph, and
> the footnote might need to be clarified probably.

It might, although I think starting the paragraph with "On GNU/Hurd ..."
might make it clearer when it stands on it's own.

					Andrew McMillan.

andrew (AT) morphoss (DOT) com                            +64(272)DEBIAN
  The difference between a crazy person and an intelligent one is that
 the crazy one doesn't realize what makes sense in the world. -- Linus


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