FHS questions from the Atalanta Linux Showcase
james at amethyst.nurealm.net
Thu Oct 19 11:13:11 PDT 2000
> 2) Requests for organizing ia32 libraries and executables on an ia64
> system. I understand some people are setting up /compat/x86 or /usr/ia32
> directories. What is the FHS workgroup's recommendation?
I would prefer to see things like /usr/lib/ia32/ and /usr/bin/ia32/ or,
alternatively, /opt/ia32/lib/ and /opt/ia32/bin/, and NOT things like
> 3) Requests for organizing software installation & users on distributed
> filesystems (ie., AFS, DFS, NFS). What is the FHS workgroup's
Create top level mount points, for instance: /afs/, /dfs/, /nfs/.
These reflect my desire for an FHS policy defining the vertical structure of
the hierarchy, where my preference is:
subdir1 top-level (a mount point or a grouping, like /opt/ or /home/)
level2 name-of-a-package-of-classes (like /usr/ is a package-of-classes)
level3 class (like types lib, bin, share, etc)
level4 name-of-an-application-group (like /usr/bin/mh/ or /usr/lib/perl5/
(often confused with the name-of-a-package-of-classes:()
Unnecessary leading directory components are suppressed, of course.
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