Subject: /var/db/pkg [was Re: AFS/arla]
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/18/1998 18:39:06
On Sep 18, Jason Thorpe wrote
> What about stuff installed in / (like, say, the netbsd14_base pkg?).

Same problem: / may be a different partition from /var.
One should not have to backup /var to be able to restore a fully functionnal
system. /var should only contain log or run-time files,
that is, files that can be lost without much harm in most cases.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.