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Bug 15115 - /var/httpd should be used as documentroot
/var/httpd should be used as documentroot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-08-02 09:06 EDT by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-02 11:55:58 EDT
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-08-02 09:06:07 EDT
the old /home/httpd directory was broken because that won't permit /home to
be automounted.

/var is the right place as explained on FHS2.1

taking that BIND has been using /var/named as a human manipulable data
directory, apache should be using /var/httpd (named after the daemon name
as in bind) instead of the current /var/www.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-02 11:55:56 EDT
The name "httpd" is what Apache uses, and though I haven't tried most of the
alternative web servers, it's not guaranteed that they would have the same
process name.
Comment 2 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-10-17 13:36:31 EDT
i'd started to like /var/www, i guess that it sounds more like /var/ftp and is
daemon agnostic :)

i've found /var/www used on other systems, so i guess it is the "standar" way to

you win :)
Comment 3 Bishop Clark 2001-11-08 13:08:00 EST
Unfortunately, /var/www is in violation of FHS 2.2 : 5.1, as WWW data is neither logging data, a spool, transient files nor temporary files.

       /var contains variable data files.  This includes spool directories and
       files, administrative and logging data, and transient and temporary

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