Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) compliancy?
md at Linux.IT
Wed Mar 21 20:59:39 UTC 2001
On Mar 21, James Ralston <qralston+ml.inn-workers at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> I don't think there is any real difference between
>> /usr/lib/news/auth and the current /usr/lib/news/bin/auth .
>Probably not. But if PATHBIN has /usr/lib as a prefix, then it cannot
>contain binaries that are meant to be executed directly, and the main
>point of PATHBIN seems to be to contain such binaries.
The only INN binary which is usually executed by an user is ctlinnd,
which in my debian packages I install in /usr/sbin. Everything else goes
to /usr/lib/news/bin, I don't want to pollute the path with mostly
useless binaries. To use most of them you have to su - news anyway or
you'll probably create file with the wrong owner.
>More generally speaking, keep in mind that these are only two
>examples. There will be more situations like this. If your answer to
>my question of "Do we care if more configurable directories are
>created?" is "yes", then please just say so, rather than trying to
And the examples you described so far can be easily solved by moving
files in the package building script.
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