[Pkg-dspam-misc] Should the cgi be installed in /srv/www?

Julien Valroff julien at kirya.net
Wed Aug 12 08:51:26 UTC 2009


I have been trying to think of a solution for the cgi installed
in /var/www due to SuExec.

apache2-suexec-custom will hardly be of any help for us, as I do not
think it is acceptable to ask the sysadmin to change the SuExec docroot
just for DSPAM (he might also rely on SuExec for other apps, though
currently in Debian, only dspam-webfrontend does reverse depend on it).

Reading the FHS at [1], I now tend to think the DSPAM cgi files should
be installed in /srv/www
This would also be applicable for other packages currently installing
data into /var/www.

If you agree with this, do you think we could report a bug against
apache2-suexec to ask the apache maintainers to make /srv/www the
default docroot for SuExec?

I really see no other alternatives (maybe build our own suexec module
which I would not consider myself...).
I look forward to reading your comments.


[1] http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#SRVDATAFORSERVICESPROVIDEDBYSYSTEM

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