issues in 1.00
Tue Dec 9 15:34:01 2003
Gary_Lerhaupt@Dell.com wrote on Tuesday 09 December 2003 10:03:
> Fixed. You'll see this in the next release.
> > 2) I would argue that dkms should put its state files in
> > /var/lib/dkms/, not
> > in /var/dkms.
> > Such directories should only be added if they have some system-wide
> > implication, and in consultation with the FHS mailing list.
> Though we did not consult the FHS mailing list, I believe DKMS fits the
> case of "some system-wide implication". As DKMS is used for maintaining
> modules/versions across your system and across kernels, I think this is
> correct. Further, /var/lib would also not be optimal as it suggests that
> it is used for system state information, while the /var/dkms tree is used
> during dkms build to actually build your module.
Maybe, maybe not. I'm still not all that clear on what separates "state" data
from "non-state" data, nor what separates "system-wide" versus
"package-specific" data. In RHL, there is /var/www and /var/ftp, which are
not mentioned in the FHS, and are (to me at least) neither clearly
system-wide nor package-state.
It might be interesting for you to have a chat with the FHS folks and see what
they think. :)
> Thanks for your feedback. Keep it coming...
Will do! I'm on the list as of last night, so I'll keep tabs on whatever