FHS support in HEAD?

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Thu Jul 18 14:16:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Steve Langasek wrote:

> Hello,
> Early last year, a patch was accepted into Samba to add a --with-fhs
> option to configure.  For OSes that aspire to follow the FHS (which
> includes most Linux distros, AFAIK), this is a good thing.
> Unfortunately, the original patch didn't make Samba's paths completely
> FHS-compliant, and things have decayed since then to the point that
> current CVS's terminology and usage bears little real resemblance to the
> FHS.
> Is anyone within the Samba Team interested in seeing this FHS support
> updated and fleshed out?  I'd be happy to supply patches to do so, but
> if there's really no interest, I may as well create a local patch
> instead and spare myself the effort of making this mesh nicely with the
> default directory layout.  One way or the other, the patch will be there
> for Debian's sake, and of course I'd rather see this cleanly integrated
> upstream (for the benefit of other Linux distros as well as for our
> own benefit), but that would depend on someone on the inside being
> willing to follow through on it.

Well, I think that this is important, so I would be interested in seeing 
the patch.

It might not be accepted into Samba 2.2.X, but should be fair game for 
Samba 3.0.x

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org, 
sharpe at ethereal.com

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