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Re: Resolutions to comments on LSB-FHS-TS_SPEC_V1.0

   From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@transmeta.com>
   Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 00:19:26 -0800 (PST)

   I believe the FHS 2.0 change was right on target.  Just about every
   UNIX implementation today has moved away from /var/spool/mail to
   /var/mail, and it has technical advantages.

   If anything, specify /var/spool/mail being a symlink to /var/mail.

I agree.  I also don't think it's a big deal.  What's important is that
all of the MUA's get compiled so that they look for the mail spool in
/var/mail.  If /var/mail is a symlink to /var/spool/mail, or /u3/mail,
or something else --- that's fine.

I don't think distributions are required to move the spool directory
around as part of an upgrade; just install a symlink!  And if the user
has established a symlink so that the mail spool is on some entirely
different partition (for example, /u3/mail), then it's just a matter of
establishing a new symlink in /var/mail to point to /u3/mail.

						- Ted

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