[Fwd: Samba 2.0.7 and FHS conventions]

Cole, Timothy D. timothy_d_cole at md.northgrum.com
Wed Jan 24 17:54:43 GMT 2001

FHS isn't Linux-specific, nor can you currently get complete FHS compliance
just by setting Samba's autoconf variables.

[ from the original message:

Even worse, it is not even possible to make it follow the FHS
convention by mere command line arguments. My best try was:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --libdir=/etc \
            --localstatedir=/var \
            --with-privatedir=/etc/samba \
            --with-lockdir=/var/samba \

[ assorted Makefile.in and source code changes required for FHS-compliance
omitted ]


To be honest, Samba's weird conventions have bothered me (and many other
sysadmins) for a long time.  Maybe 2.2 would be a good place to change them.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tim Potter [SMTP:tpot at linuxcare.com.au]
> Sent:	Wednesday, January 24, 2001 12:34
> To:	Richard Sharpe
> Cc:	Mayers, Philip J; 'samba-technical at samba.org'
> Subject:	RE: [Fwd: Samba 2.0.7 and FHS conventions]
> Richard Sharpe writes:
> > Perhaps the locations of all these places should be pulled in via some
> > include file included into the Makefile.
> How about a --with-linux-fhs configure option that just sets
> appropriate values for all the other configuration parameters?
> Tim.

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