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Old 03-30-2011, 12:40 PM
Matthew Miller
Default This *is* FHS compliant

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 02:30:40PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> Also, can somebody point me to the place where the FHS would say "no
> other directories below / are allowed"? I can't find that. And hence
> this change is perfectly FHS compliant.

More than that, it's explicitly allowed. So we're good. See:


Applications must never create or require special files or subdirectories
in the root directory.


Distributions should not create new directories in the root hierarchy
without extremely careful consideration of the consequences including for
application portability.

We're a distribution. And it's clear that the careful consideration has been
done -- including the requisite dealing with application portability.

Matthew Miller <mattdm@mattdm.org>
Senior Systems Architect -- Instructional & Research Computing Services
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
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