[clc-devel] installing into /home (or not)

Per Liden per at fukt.bth.se
Mon Jan 24 20:18:52 UTC 2005

Hi all,

On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Simone Rota wrote:

> On 01/21/05 11:53 Juergen Daubert wrote:
> > After a second thought about this, I came to the conclusion, that such a
> > change is a not a trivial one and should be considered major.
> > 
> > Because:
> > 1. a lot of ports are affected, in personal repos are some more we    have
> > to add to Johannes' list, additional work for the maintainers
> > 2. more important, work for the users. They must move all the htdocs,
> >    web applications, change configurations etc.
> > 
> > To be clear, I'm not against this in general, if we decide so, but I'm
> > afraid the users will not be very happy at all.
> Hi,
> if Per's ok with it, we could wait for this change
> in 2.1* and update the directory layout after the release
> while updating the ports.
> Does not really changes the impact on the users, but
> I think it would be somehow easier to accept (and detect)
> such a change as an 'upgrade' from a previous CRUX release.

First of all, I agree that /home/www might not be the best choice for 
webfs/apache/etc to use. I used it in opt/webfs a long time ago, since I 
had perviously used /home/ftp as home for the ftp user in passwd (used by 
opt/btfpd). I wouldn't mind changing that to something else and add a 
policy to the guidelines saying that packages shouldn't touch /home at 

The question is then where we should point ftp/www deamons and "system 
users" home directories (like ftp) to by default. /var/<something>/<user> 
is not all the uncommon as far as I know.

Any suggestions?

Also, as was already suggested, this change would have to be wait until 
2.1, to avoid making life hard for both users and ourselves.


More information about the crux-devel mailing list