Re: Resolutions to comments on LSB-FHS-TS_SPEC_V1.0
- To: Alan Cox <email@example.com>, "Rodney W. Grimes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Resolutions to comments on LSB-FHS-TS_SPEC_V1.0
- From: "Eric S. Raymond" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 15:16:04 -0500
- Message-id: <19990130151604.B13345@thyrsus.com>
- In-reply-to: <m106fqH-0007U1C@the-village.bc.nu>; from Alan Cox on Sat, Jan 30, 1999 at 07:14:04PM +0000
- References: <199901301759.JAA07936@GndRsh.aac.dev.com> <m106fqH-0007U1C@the-village.bc.nu>
Alan Cox <email@example.com>:
> I'd like to propose that for now the FHS is changed to read
> "The mail spool area location is undefined. It is guaranteed that both
> /var/mail and /var/spool/mail point to this mail spool area if the system
> has a mail spool. The preferred reference name is /var/mail.
> [Rationale: /var/mail is the only name available on some other modern Unix
> platforms. /var/spool/mail is the older Linux tradition and needed for
> [Rationale2: The physical location of the mail spool is not relevant to
> an application and is administrator policy. It is thus left open.]
> Can everyone live with that and bury the thread
Works for me, too.
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr">Eric S. Raymond</a>
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would
... [be] the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
-- Henry David Thoreau