Timothy Murphy wrote:
> John Hasler wrote:
>
>>> That is a "config file" for that application.

>> Not necessarily. Depending on the details this may qualify as variable
>> state information, which is what /var/lib is for (see the FHS).

>
> But there _are_ config files in /var/lib .
> I pointed out /var/lib/ldap/DB_CONFIG
> and I notice /var/lib/mysql/my.cnf as well.
>
> I don't know why they are there, but there they seem to be.
>
>

cos 'databases go in /var/lib'

yeah.I know..