Beyond LFS

Mark Hymers markh at
Sat Aug 11 14:28:14 PDT 2001

On Sat, 11, Aug, 2001 at 02:15:52PM -0700, jbauman at wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 09:15:34PM +0100, Mark Hymers wrote:
> > It does.  We are aiming for FHS compliance for one thing (which doesn't
> > matter too much) and also, there are differences in which directories
> > are looked in by default by, for example configure scripts.  It's also
> > convention that system libraries etc should go in /usr as opposed to
> > /usr/local
> > 
> Mark, What is the plan for packages that are not easily made FHS compliant, 
> such as Qmail? -- particularly if you are using the author's daemontools, 
> which wants to be installed in /service? Do we need to hack the code into 
> compliance, or will there be exceptions?
Depends on what we can do.  Otherwise things have to go into /opt (which
is used for packages which don't have FHS compliant dir structures


Mark Hymers					 BLFS Project Leader
markh at

More information about the blfs-book mailing list