[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Introduction, and Proposed GSFH.

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: Introduction, and Proposed GSFH.
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 17:04:45 -0500

Tim Harrison wrote:


> I think UNIX needs to learn a few lessons in this day and age.  All
> computer users are not wizards and geeks.  Sometimes, you have to stop
> acting exclusive.  My favourite example is "/var/lib".  Tell me, without
> looking at the FHS, what /var/lib is for (no sys/net admins need reply
> ;)), and why one would name it /var/lib?  It's ridiculous.  I'm more of
> the "say what you mean" crowd.  GNUMail.app, to me, is an "application",
> so I would expect to put it in the "applications" directory.

There is no standard for the contents of /var. It's "variable data". There's
no lesson to learn -- that's just the way it is.

| Jeff Teunissen  -=-  Pres., Dusk To Dawn Computing  -=-  deek @ d2dc.net
| GPG: 1024D/9840105A   7102 808A 7733 C2F3 097B  161B 9222 DAB8 9840 105A
| Core developer, The QuakeForge Project        http://www.quakeforge.net/
| Specializing in Debian GNU/Linux              http://www.d2dc.net/~deek/

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]