Re: PROPOSAL for FHS revised : Mount points for CDs, floppies and a lien OS partitions.]
Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> And I was suggesting none of that. Existing practice in Debian (and
> something similar is done in all other "installers" I have seen) is to use
> /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt as the temporary mount point for a CD
> installation. The CD is only mounted when needed by dselect, which allows
> newer multi-CD installation methods to swap CDs during installation.
> I was suggesting that something like:
> /var/lib/<package/vendor name>/<some mount point>/
> would make a suitable temporary mount point for third party software, as
> it seems to be used now as the method for distros to do volatile mounts.
> Is there some reason you have yet to voice that makes this a bad answer
> to the question?
Third party software which wants to make files for its own temporary
use is supposed to use /tmp.
So I would suggest that programs should created directories in /tmp,
and mount there.