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

> 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.

Adding that symlink can be done easily by the admin of a machine. Why
do you already want to do it on the distribution level?

I'd either want the standard to move everything to /var/mail and
abandom /var/spool/mail or to keep with /var/spool/mail.

The move to /var/mail would take some time for the Linux community until
it is finished. The end result would be that (just like now with /var/mail)
some admins will add a link from /var/spool/mail to the new /var/mail to
be compatible with old Linux systems or DEC machines.

So the move to /var/mail will get us some confusion in the Linux community
and at the end we will have the same situation as now: some admins will
have to add a compatibility symlink. We achieved nothing...

Please think about it and stay with /var/spool/mail.

Florian La Roche

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