Thanks for quick response.
I'm very familiar with FHS, it is the inconsistencies in it that raise the question, and I'm looking for real-world knowledge:
Suppose I write a closed-source architecture-independent application named "killerapp" which has some binaries, some config files, and writes logs.
Do the binaries go in:
Do the config files go in:
Do the logs go in:
What do real people with real commercial apps do here? What do Ilug'ers see as best practice?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivan Griffin" <ivan at skynet.ie>
To: ilug at linux.ie
Sent: Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 16:03:47 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Application Locations
Have you taken a look at the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard?
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard gives a good
On Wed, 12 May 2010, Ray Odonnell wrote:
> Dear Ilug
>>> What is the correct or preferred location for an application to store its configuration files. I've seen various standards over the years but /usr/share seems particularly popular at the moment - is this the best place? What factors would influence the choice?
>> I have the same question in regard to log files. Should these go somehere in /var/log or should that be reserved for system logs as opposed to application logs.
> Ray O'Donnell
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