FHS compliance (kinda howto short)

Justin Judd justin at standmed.com
Wed Aug 9 10:24:13 PDT 2000


Did you take notes on which packages required changes? I'm curious because
I was going to try this myself.

-Justin

On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Erika Pacholleck wrote:

> ( Mit, 09 Aug 2000 ) John Phillips <-- :
> > Folks
> > I was browsing the FHS-2.1 standard.  It's rather badly written if
> > you wish to determine compliance. 
> > >-- SNIPPED - describe differences --<
> 
> I did read the FHS-2.1 first, than made myself a list of the tree how it has
> to be for total compliance, than created my LFS tree.
> I did not use the books instructions for this part - this was _my_ decision,
> not to make any compromises.
> 
> I left out all those directories which were stated to be out-of-date or just
> suggested to be there "if any of the programs still needs it" (if I compile
> myself I can make the program not to need it).
> So, mine is designed to have all directories possibly located on different
> partitions. In fact, I first built the whole LFS onto one partition and later
> moved all those dirs out onto other partitions without problems.
> 
> Before compiling I went through all the Makefile.in and Configure in a
> source first, to see which options I have for adjusting and where files 
> would be installed. I than compared this to FHS standard whether it is
> correct, if not I changed it before compiling.
> I ended up having a totally FHS-2.1 compliant LFS system working with
> no problems (yep, I have enough space for useless empty dirs, just to
> have one distribution which is 200% totally compliant for reference).
> 
> So, this is just one point which has always been stressed again and again:
> You can of course do it your own way, no one's hindering you if you do not
> like the way the book does it, but than you are up to yourself.
> If you want to totally comply FHS-2.1 from my experience I can tell you
> it works if you check before compiling.
> 
> Erika
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