Bug 15115 - /var/httpd should be used as documentroot
/var/httpd should be used as documentroot
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
low Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2000-08-02 09:06 EDT by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2000-08-02 11:55:58 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
CRM:
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
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
go

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
       files.
"


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.