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Re: /tftpboot vs. /var/tftp vs. something else?



On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 09:43 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 09:30:30AM -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > So we should be like Solaris and have links to all the executables
> > in /etc/ right?
> 
> We had good reasons for moving executables out of /etc. I don't see what
> good reasons we have for breaking /tftpboot. Remember most tools don't care
> about executable paths but use search paths. This is not true for configuration
> and data

In this case, the move might not be revolutionary, but it would be good
evolution. There was no good reason for putting the files in /tftpboot/,
but reasons for moving it now could include: 1) better management of
filesystem resources, 2) ease-of-entry for new administrators (finding
all services data in one, logical subdirectory) and 3) finally getting
some semblance of reason for where files are being placed in Unix. Even
SELinux policies might benefit from a reorg.

Things are slowly starting to get better for the *nix world because
Linux wasn't resistant to change for its users' sake (rather than some
keeping the status quo for *nix gurus' comfort). We're just exploring
what could be better in this case.
--

Richi Plana


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