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

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>:
> 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
>   compatibility]
>  [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.
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