FHS compliance

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Aug 9 10:25:17 PDT 2000

> See above, plus in the /var directory there are also some missing
> directories. By the way, why is there a /var/mail directory? I think
> /var/spool/mail is the standard.

it used to be. not anymore /var/mail is the new one according to FHS-2.0
(unless they changed it again in 2.1) and /var/spool/mail is advisable
to keep for backward compatibility with older programs (or you can fix
those older programs to store stuff in other directories)

Gerard Beekmans

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