I'd guess it's because that is what is recommended by the FHS:
I kind of like having it separate, and think it makes sense, even though that's not what I've always been used to. It's definitely a more consistent and centralized location to store things that are served by the system.
-- Aaron "ElasticDog" Schaefer
On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 10:07 AM, Jon Kristian Nilsen email@example.com wrote:
I know this change has been running for some time now, but out of curiousity i'd like to know why it's been descided to put phpmyadmin/apache stuff in a new root folder called /srv/ instead of /home/* Isn't this a very personal setup compared to having this in the already existing /home/ folder? And not to forget that the change created a great deal of extra work for users who has been using /home/..
/srv/ must have some hidden important stability boosts?? And please don't get me wrong, i don't really care, since i have most of these folders mounted the way i want them, im still going to rebuild these packages and more using abs.
Im just curious...