How do changes to the FHS happen ? [was Re: What's this /run directory doing on my system and where does it come from?]

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Wed Mar 30 21:57:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, 30.03.11 12:41, David Lutterkort (lutter at wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 09:30 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > 
> > > There are many directories already in Fedora that are not 
> > > defined by FHS and even though we have asked them to update 
> > > it (libexec, /selinux /sys etc), there is noone maintaining 
> > > it.
> > 
> > This is stunningly untrue.  I've worked for years in the 
> > fields of LSB, FHS and LANANA to make sure there are traceable 
> > paths for such requests.  Post the URLs to your bugs in the 
> > LSB / LF tracker if you assert you have done such
> How do changes to the FHS actually happen ? All I can find is the names
> of the three past editors of the standard, and a mailing list that seems
> to be overrun by spam.
> There doesn't seem to be any body/group that meets regularly to resolve
> issues and work towards an FHS update.

I wonder if the LSB folks feel responsible for this. Not that I was a
big fan of the LSB work (making up "standards" out of thin air and
stuff), but there's at least somebody commited to standards.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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