Subject Re: [firebird-support] permission denied
Author Paul Reeves
On Sunday 17 April 2005 09:22, Mike Dewhirst wrote:

> 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?

I'd recommend firing up yast to start with and do a search on fhs - the
filesystem hierarchy standard. If it is installed you will find it
in /usr/share/doc/FHS. It is the base documentation that explains the
reasons behind the layout of a Linux file hierarchy. It is not a SuSE
specific doc, but you will see that the standard leaves enough scope for
wide interpretation (like the SQL standards, perhaps.) Anyway, once you
have read it you will know enough to decide if and whether to
use /var/data, /data or a symlink to /whatever.

Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase