[lug] System configuration files
jeff at neobox.net
Tue Jul 29 16:24:52 MDT 2003
> Debian has a policy on how files on disk should be organized. There
> is a document that describes the policy and offers a lot of reasoning
> as to why various ways of doing things are good or bad. Nothing
> religious; very well reasoned.
Thanks for the link. This is the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard I
mentioned in my original post, so I don't think it's Debian-specific--
they just include a copy on their web site.
I agree that it's well-reasoned, even including provisions for "legacy"
software like X11 that breaks some of the rules. Because so many other
packages depend on X being in a certain place, the FHS "allows" it.
However, it still isn't clear (to me, anyway) whether the FHS would
prefer /etc or /var for this sort of thing...
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