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Re: /mnt/cdrom or /mnt ?

On Wed, 31 Mar 1999 16:19:16 +1000 Anthony Towns wrote:

> Ummm. Why is this an issue for either the LSB or the FHS?

Because it rises the question if vendors or distributors should be
allowed or encouraged to invent arbitrary directories under /

> Further, the vendors are already happy with what they've respectively
> got, the sysadmin can presumably change it to suit their needs anyway,
> and third party vendors shouldn't need to know where I mount my DOS
> drives (which, FWIW, is usually /dos/c, /dos/d, etc), or, ideally,
> whether or not I have the CD-ROM mounted locally, or copied onto an NFS
> mounted fileserver.
> So whose problem *are* we trying to solve?

The problems of game programmers, who would like to have one single spot
to load their data files from the game`s CD? Of course there are a lot
applications that would benefit from a default place where to look for a
mounted floppy or CD or DVD.
> Cheers,
> aj, who thinks everyone's PS1 should be "[\u@\h \w]\$ ", but doesn't think
>     the LSB should be standardising on it.

The prompt is user's land.


Jochem Huhmann  *  Duisburg, Germany  *  joh@uni-duisburg.de
"Microsoft NT is not computer science. It is computer scientology."

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