Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/22/2000 21:03:23
On Mon, May 22, 2000 at 12:41:24PM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <>, Andrew Brown writes:
> >>Shouldn't this be /usr/pkg/var/db/pkg?
> >i think /usr/pkg/etc/pkg would be better, but that's just me...
> Either way, I think it should be in /usr/pkg.  In an ideal world, a tarball
> of /usr/pkg should be self-contained and portable.

This is also my opinion, but for another reason: on my servers,
/var is a separate file system, and can be quite large. To have a backup of the
system I need /var as well, for /var/db/pkg (I don't care much about the
logs, interesting ones are replicated on loghosts anyway). I think /var should
only contain log files or files that can be regenerated from the system.

Manuel Bouyer <>