Re: Debian Questions
Subject: Re: Debian Questions
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 1998 at 08:04:37PM +0200
In reply to:Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho
Quoting Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho(firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Wed, Oct 28, 1998 at 09:24:44PM +0000, email@example.com wrote:
> > /var/qmail/bin/qmail-inject and it doesn't work, because qmail-inject
> > is in /usr/sbin and there are no link from the qmail/bin dir. Very
> > confusing.
> Do you know what was confusing to me when I first tried qmail?
> Why on earth are there *binaries* in */var*?
> It does not make sense to me. /var is for variable state, not for
> executables. And I was a Linux newbie back then.
> > Qmail is a bear to understand all by itself without the added
> > cunfusion.
> Then again, it's confusing to see binaries where they don't belong.
I agree, it struck me as odd that Dan did it that way. I have no idea
as to why. The only thing I can think of is that mail was in
var/spool. But to put the binaries there is different, to say the
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