Subject Re: [firebird-support] Setup script for Unix FHS 2.3 compliance
Author Ann W. Harrison
Rick Debay wrote:
> My goal is to allow /opt to be read-only. The File system Hierarchy
> Standard supports this by requiring any lock, configuration, and
> variable files to be located outside of /opt.

In case anyone confuses "Standard" with "common practice",
here's a excerpt from the Wikipedia on the File System Hierarchy

"The FHS is maintained by the Free Standards Group, a non-profit
organization consisting of major software and hardware vendors,
such as HP, Red Hat, IBM and Dell. Still, the vast majority of
the Linux distributions, including those developed by members of
the Free Standards Group, do not follow this proposed standard."

The phrase "do not follow" is an understatement. On most Linux
systems, you can't install a layered software product in the
manner required by the FHS. Having a different installation for
each Linux distribution is not fun.