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Re: [vox] A philosophical question about partitioning



Bryan Richter wrote:
> ME wrote:
>
>>Richard Crawford said:
>>[store music in]
>>
>>>/home/music
>>
>>[where should I store it on a new system]
>>
>>For shared variable data some place under /var. Perhaps make a
>>dir/var/share and in there, make a dir called music
>>/var/share/music
>>(for example)
>
>
> I think the problem with that is that music is not 'variable'.
>
>
>>/var is for variable data.. things like logs, web server roots, file
>>shares that are shared by many users.
>>
>>If you music is shared by many, then a /var sub directory is one of the
>>better choices.
>
>
> var != shared. In fact, the FHS doesn't specify a /var/share. /var is designed for
> variable data files and "transient and temporary" files --- none of which applies
> to music.
>
>
>
>>/home should really just be user accounts. Pollution of /home with other
>>dirs that are not usernames can lead to problems when you start adding
>>many users. (As a result, is not a good convention.)
>>
>>Looking at others, and you will see they are not good choices:
>>/tmp (no.)
>>/proc (heh heh. no!)
>>/usr (no. /usr, /usr/share, /usr/src, /usr/local (and other /usr should be
>>used for source an applications and libs-- things that the system uses.)
>
>
> Well.. except for /usr/local. The system doesn't touch that. And then, from the
> FHS, "The /usr/share hierarchy is for all read-only architecture independent
> data files" (note how this conflicts with /var). Put those two together and you
> get my choice, /usr/local/share/music.
>
> -Bryan
>
> p.s. Actually, /usr/local/share/music is just a symlink on my computer to
> /mnt/nonsys/music. /mnt/nonsys is a big partition with respective directories
> for the symlinks /usr/local, /home, /tmp, and some random stuff. That seemed
> like a good solution to some of the frustrations I was having with partitioning.

In that case, why not create /shared or /group to contain these sorts of
things. There's nothing wrong with adding more root level directories
that the FHS doesn't specify.

--Ken Bloom

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