[PATCH] 2/2: Associate file locations to newly introduced path
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Wed Oct 17 18:09:24 GMT 2007
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Christian Perrier wrote:
> If you actually apply both patches, let's be honest:
> there will be indeed *no change* for Samba users, when they
> use the upstream source.
> Again, these two patches are not meant to modify Samba's
> behaviour wrt files locations: they are meant to *allow*
> this to happen, if users want to.
I don't see this as a benefit to users. Only Debian. In fact,
by allowing this, I believe that it will cause more confusion
than it will help.
I'll ask you a question: If not for the FHS, would you have
made this patch?
> So, the benefit lies in this: it gives Samba users more
> configurability for the file locations, whatever their religious
> beliefs are about where files should lie...:-)
I don't think that is a good thing. The fact that Ubuntu
puts secrets.tdb in /var/lib/samba/ is bad enough.
> If we define ourselves (Debian *and* Ubuntu maintainers)
> as "users", this gives us the great benefit of a much much
> easier build of new versions, by reducing the size of our
> diff file by about one order of magnitude.
> If we define *other* distros as users, they would benefit
> of this too...if we assume that all of them should indeed
> try to implement the FHS as precisely as possible.
Other than /var/run/, I believe you are misapplying the
Give me a patch that moves codepages data files to data_directory()
and one that moves the CLEAF_IF_FIRST to /var/run/ and I'll agree
to that. Then we can debate the finer points of /var/cache. I
don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater here. So let's
deal with what we can agree on first.
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