Re: FHS & /cdrom
> > It is alsways hard to follow guidlines because the real-life-world does
> > something else but it should be possible to define a standard and to follow
> > it.
> Certainly. But we shouldn't standardise things that just don't *matter*.
> Again, we *could* standardise this, and make it a touch easier to
> move from one system to another. But then we might as well standardise
> root's prompt, only allow one window manager (after all, logging into
> Enlightenment can be a shock for someone used to twm, or vice-versa),
> and so on. I just don't see the point.
the question is who hard do we stick to the FHS ?
I say we shall stick hard as possible, while your idea
is to keep things floating.
I see multiple temporaly mounts are a problem but allowing
/cdrom will cause /floppy (and others) to follow.
> And as far as third-parties go, they shouldn't care whether I've got a CD
> or not -- if I'm going to install something, I'm going to use dpkg or rpm
> to do it, so I'll need to tell the vendor's tool where my CD is, not the
my fear is that when we will relax standards like the FHS eg
allowing the introduction or new subdirs at root. some 3party
will start a /3party. i only have to look at certain systems
here (W*) where everything add a new dir to the root.
my idea is to mail the fhs-list that we will support the
standard and describe the problem. maybe they will add a
/var/mnt/ (or /cdrom).
> > Distribution like SUSE, READHAT (and ... ) are also a modell for
> > others. in case they introduce something new others will follow.
> (The arguments I've heard for /cdrom instead of /mnt/cdrom are mainly that
> /mnt is habitually used for temporary mounts, which means you can't get to
> /mnt/cdrom anymore. And presumably people who've adminned Unix systems for
> fifteen years would rather just keep their current habits and use /cdrom,
> than have to remember to use /mnt/mnt instead of just /mnt, or some such.)
maybe i am a bit blind at this topic but i already had that
problem that certain sysadmins started to introduce new
dirs on the root.
whenever someone asks me why I program for NEXTSTEP, as I could be making
a lot more money writing for Windows I tell them "yea, well, I could make
even more money selling crack or robbing banks, but one must maintain a
certain level of dignity" (Kenneth C. Dyke, firstname.lastname@example.org)