[arch-dev-public] [signoff] syslog-ng-3.0.1-1

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Sun Mar 8 17:22:38 EDT 2009

Am Sonntag 08 März 2009 schrieb Eric Bélanger:
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 12:17 AM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> >>> I get same thing when running as root. Do you have a var symlink in
> >>> /usr? If so, that's why it works for you.
> >>> I don't know what could be the problem as we already use
> >>> --localstatedir=/var/lib/syslog-ng.  Maybe there's a configure  option
> >>> for the location of the pid file.
> >>
> >> it seems i have such an old system that it still has this old symlink :D
> >> ok i'll fix it tomorrow
> >>
> > >From filesystem 2009.01 pkgbuild :
> >
> >  # fhs compliance
> > ...
> >  (cd $startdir/pkg/usr; ln -s ../var var)
> >
> > So most systems should have this symlink, but I also think it would be
> > better to avoid using it.
> > It seems weird to have usr/var/... files in a package while these
> > files are going to end up in /var/ when installed.
> Both my i686 and x86_64 systems didn't had that symlink. I reinstalled
> filesystem and now they have it. I don't know why the symlink wasn't
> there. Either I removed it without thinking that it was belonging to a
> package or an error happenned when I upgraded.
> Anyway, the only reference to /usr/var in the FHS (
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html ) is:
> "If /var cannot be made a separate partition, it is often preferable
> to move /var out of the root partition and into the /usr partition.
> (This is sometimes done to reduce the size of the root partition or
> when space runs low in the root partition.) However, /var must not be
> linked to /usr because this makes separation of /usr and /var more
> difficult and is likely to create a naming conflict. Instead, link
> /var to /usr/var."
> I think the symlink can go. It's up to the user to decide if he wants
> a seperate patition for /var or not. The sysmlink doesn't do anything
> in that regard unless I misunderstood somethoiong. Currently, it only
> prevents broken packages that use /usr/var instead of /var to stop
> working.
hrm back to topic, signoff?

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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