[Mailman-Developers] Mailman 3 production setup testbed

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Dec 5 09:38:33 EST 2015

Terri Oda writes:

 > What would be a good default directory to have in the docs if I want to 
 > update them to suggest you start somewhere other than your home directory?
 > /opt/mailman
 > is probably the most appropriate one according to the LSB.

+1 It's the only system hierarchy that the FHS lets us decide on the

To fully conform with the FHS, use /opt/mailman requires us to
register "mailman" with LANANA (http://www.lanana.org/).  N.B. Neither
the FSF nor GNU is currently registered, so no, we don't belong in
something like /opt/gnu/mailman.  (The rationale for that lack is
pretty clear -- RMS would blow a cranial artery at the suggestion that
GNU is an optional component of a Linux system. :-)

Personally, I'd like to get out of the main hierarchies; splitting
things across /etc, /usr and /var is annoying.  So /opt/mailman looks
really good to me.


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