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

> At least that way applications that want to use the same dirctory as the
> vast majority of other Unix systems will work without needing a special
> case for Linux.  However, I would much rather see us adopt the full,
> correct solution, rather than this half-measure.

How can changing from /var/spool/mail to /var/mail be a "full solution"
for the next years to come?
Many people think that the mail-dir solution that e.g. qmail and mutt
support is the real solution for the future. Maybe future Linux distributions
want to ship that as a default? They couldn't be compliant with this
standard even though they use a more modern mail-storing setup.
The change from /var/spool/mail can be done on any system with an
"ln -s spool/mail /var/mail". Why mix up all Linux users instead of
keeping this a local solution anybody can do?

So maybe any standard should not say something about the mail spool dir?

Florian La Roche

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