Re: Re: High powered Debian advocacy?
>I don't understand your problem. Are you out of disc space, or did you
>just mis-apportion your partitions? Either way the problem is not that
>packagers set up their apps to reside in /usr. The problem is that you
>need to re-partition or get another disc.
Inflexibility in the face of limited resources (even if you have 600 gigs
on your hard drive it is still limited).
>The Filesystem Hierarchy Standards (FHS) http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ do
>just what you want. By standardizing file locations, you are much
>better able to control your applications. Would you insist on putting
>your conf/init files just anywhere?
That is not what I am asking to be able to do. I do want to be able to
say where Netscape or Siag Office are installed. Not the same thing.
>Or does putting them in /etc, where
>every programmer knows the path, make sense? Not enough room on your
>/var partition? Put your log or mail files just god knows where, right?
>Of course you'll need to hack some source (and compile it yourself) to
>indicate where to send mail and log info. No biggie, make all
>programmers include the option in their conf files. Oops, where the
>hell is that file parked?
Important files need to be where they can be found by file users. Other
files need only to find themselves.
>Take a look at the standards. I think you'll see that the end result is
>to make your life easier where the file system is concerned.
As a programmer myself, I can say that I think that we sometimes
tend to want to make our own lives easier at the expense of the user.
Which in the end includes ourselves. False economy.
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