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



On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 11:27:55AM -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 11:28 -0500, Michael DeHaan wrote:
> > Warren Togami wrote:
> > > Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > >> On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 07:46:37PM -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> > >>> For many years, I've used /var/tftp as a location for storing TFTP 
> > >>> data.  This mirrors the use of /var/ftp and /var/www.  I therefore 
> > >>> suggest we change the default configuration in /etc/xinetd.d/tftp to 
> > >>> reflect this.
> > >>
> > >> FHS says:
> > >>
> > >> Applications must generally not add directories to the top level of
> > >> /var. Such directories should only be added if they have some
> > >> system-wide implication, and in consultation with the FHS mailing list.
> > >>
> > >> Another possibility could be /var/lib/tftp. tftp doesn't exactly qualify
> > >> for what should be in /var/lib, but it is not clearly wrong either.
> > >>
> > >> -- 
> > >> Pat
> > >>
> > >
> > > Edubuntu is using /var/lib/tftp as their tftpdir.  Should we use it as 
> > > well?
> > 
> > Please, please, don't change this.
> > 
> > Pretty much everyone everywhere is using /tftpboot, which makes apps 
> > needing to mange those directories now understand
> > that newer versions of Fedora are "weird".
> > 
> > I can't see any good reason to change this that results in any sort of 
> > tangible benefit.
> 
> fhs compliance :)

And how about reasons which have tangible benefit. fhs is a merely a tick
box

Dan.
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