Installing squid, where should the directories be?

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Wed Mar 9 18:25:36 UTC 2011

On 2011-03-09 18:02, RW wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:27:27 +0100
> Leslie Jensen<leslie at>  wrote:
>> Hello list.
>> I'm installing squid on a new 8.2-RELEASE machine.
>> ...
>> When Googling this problem I see both the use of /var/squid and
>> /usr/local/squid.
>> ...
>> I find what I consider conflicting information, often it's quite
>> dated.
>> I could not find any advise in the Handbook. I'll be happy to help
>> making a squid chapter.
> It's covered in UPDATING. If you search for squid it's the first
> entry. The change was to bring squid more in line with hier(7), at the
> expense of putting the default cache on a partition that's typically
> undersized.
> If you  want the cache on a separate partition, and you have no
> good reason to put the logs on it, you might as well mount it in line
> with hier.


I've found it. Well, now when all is installed and configured I think 
I'll stick with /usr/local/squid.

In the future I'll follow the instructions from UPDATING.

Would you recommend that I still use a separate partition for /var/squid 
even if it's on a single drive?


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