Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Michael Graff <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/1999 23:09:58
On Wed, Apr 07, 1999 at 07:02:08PM -0700, Michael Graff wrote:
> David Maxwell <> writes:
> > > What about /var/pkg?  If that goes away, that's not exactly trivial
> > > to replace.  I'd hardly consider it in any of the above categories.
> > 
> > I don't have a /var/pkg. What's in yours?
> /var/db/pkg, his was a tpyo.

Ahh. Well, going from hier for starters...

db/        miscellaneous automatically generated system-specific
		database files

I certainly don't consider that the contents in /var/db/pkg are
'automatically generated'. In the sense that kvm.db is for example.

If you want to change the definition to include semi-permanent
things, then I'd think /var/db/cron might make sense.

(If I haven't got the point across yet, for me this isn't about
where cron should live, but about what our definition of /var

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