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Re: New postfix vs. /var
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 19:28:46 +0000 (UTC)
christos%astron.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas) wrote:
> In article <20080623.232234.55502246.taca%back-street.net@localhost>,
> Takahiro Kambe <taca%back-street.net@localhost> wrote:
> >In message <20080623141317.GJ9289%bigmac.stderr.spb.ru@localhost>
> > on Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:13:17 +0400,
> > "Valeriy E. Ushakov" <uwe%NetBSD.org@localhost> wrote:
> >> > Module Name: src
> >> > Date: Mon Jun 23 03:12:19 UTC 2008
> >> >
> >> > Modified Files:
> >> > src/etc/mtree: NetBSD.dist
> >> >
> >> > Log Message:
> >> > Add /var/lib before /var/lib/postfix as all parent directories
> >> > MUST exist as per mtree(8). Unbreak build.
> >> /var/lib ?! Why not use existing /var/db ?
> I can change it, but then we are going to be the only ones using
> it and this will not match the documentation for other systems. It
> is the same reason why we went back to name /etc/ssh/ssh.conf and
> /etc/ssh/sshd.conf to ssh_config and sshd_config respectively. It
> is easy enough to change; we can change the source code and the
> documentation to point to /var/db/postfix, but do you want to be
> different for the sake of being different?
That's a strong argument for using /var/lib -- keep it.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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