How to build a FHS system

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Tue Oct 8 11:43:21 PDT 2002

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002 19:25:20 +0100 Dylan <dylan at> wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 October 2002 18:53, you wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Oct 2002 19:11:39 +0200 Michael Osman Talayman
> >
> > <michael at> wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > I want to build a LFS system which only contains the files and
> > > folders nessesary to be FHS compliant,
> >
> > And why is that useful?
> Er, so one may test a new package for compliance?

What kind of compliance do you mean? A package is FHS compliant if it
installs to the "correct" directories. To check this you don't need a pure
FHS system. Or do you mean to test if a package uses only programs that
the FHS specifies? Why would such a test be useful? The FHS does not even
mention /usr/bin/cc or /bin/cc (and actually the FHS doesn't even claim to
contain a complete list of recommended programs). Do you plan to complain
to developers that their source code package expects a C compiler?
If you want a standard to test against, it should be the LSB (which
references FHS but goes beyond it).

Who is this General Failure,
and why is he reading my disk ?

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