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Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 22:16:06 +0100
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On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 12:45:50PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Richard Kreuter <> writes:
> > On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 12:24:07PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > >
> > > /var is for data that cannot be shared between different machines.
> > 
> >   /var/mail, /var/spool/news are shareable, no?
> >
> >   The FHS states /var is for "variable" files.
> FHS != GNU Coding Standards.
> FHS finally discovered that they needed a place for shareable data,
> and then broke the way to deal with it, by specifying a list of
> directories in /var.  That means that environments that want to manage
> simple mount tables with what can be shared, and how, cannot do the
> job adequately, because the shareable data is littered across several
> locations. 

I recently saw another proposal on the FHS mailinglist:
/srv - data generated by users for the services the system offers

It seemed that they agreed that is was right. Isn't this just a
special case of /com and should they add /com instead?

Jeroen Dekkers
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