FHS support in HEAD?

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jul 26 07:14:01 GMT 2002

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> 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

I wouild be interested as well Steve.  Definitely for HEAD.  I don't
want to disturb 2.2 much these days.

cheers, jerry
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