[PATCH] 2/3: (revamped) Associate file locations to newly introduced path variables

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Oct 21 06:37:28 GMT 2007

This is the new version of the Debian "FHS" patch. From the earlier
discussion, changes proposed here seemed to be the most acceptable
from Jerry's point of view.

Modified rationale:

The more debatable changes (those related to cache_path) have been
moved to a separate patch.

The point is doing the following associations:

- non discardable state data (all TDB files that may need to be backed
  up) go to statedir
- shared data (codepage stuff) go to codepagedir

The patch *does not change* the default location for these
directories. So, there is no behaviour change when applying it.

The main change is for samba developers who have to think when dealing
with files that previously pertained to libdir whether they:
- go in statedir
- go in codepagedir
- stay in libdir

Of course, newly introduced files in the future will need discussion
about the most appropriate place. That could require changes to the
developers documentation.

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