Subject Re: [firebird-support] permission denied
Author Mike Dewhirst
Jason Dodson wrote:
>>3) it is not a Good Thing (TM) to grant other users privileges in root's
>>home directory. I suggest you create a filesystem tree called /data (or
>>similar) and make that the firebird user's "patch".
> Actually, I think that a more appropriate place for a database on a unix
> filesystem would be under /var... you probably want /var/db, and if you
> plan on using more then one kind of database, maybe even /var/db/firebird


I'm having great difficulty understanding the reasoning behind the
"standard" directory names in Linux (SuSE in my case). What does "var
mean and why should I use that instead of a new directory of my own
choosing - say /data as Helen suggested?