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Re: New postfix vs. /var

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 07:23:55AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 01:28:45PM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
>  >      Does /var/lib/postfix contain files that the user ever has to look
>  > at?  If not, then there is no reason to worry about where the files are
>  > placed.
> That's not really true; files I theoretically don't have to look at
> are still entropy in the FS namespace. Which matters to people who
> like to keep track of what's going on around the house.
> (Also, such files have a way of becoming corrupted and ultimately
> needing attention after all.)

I think John meant this as an argument *against* putting it in /var/lib.
The argument *pro* was consistency with other platforms, but if this
directory only contains data internal to Postfix, then the inconsistency
shouldn't bother the admin hence we can just as well put in under /var/db.


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