Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg
To: Greywolf <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/25/2000 22:10:59
On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 11:46:31AM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> At the risk of sounding like a dinosaur, with the way we're proposing to
> gut /var's original purpose (which IS the place to hold the package
> database, btw -- if you want to export it RO, do so, but I think it's
> perfectly fine where it is!), gee, maybe we should just get rid of /var
> altogether.

No, /var is perfectly fine for moving stuffs.
But /var/db/pkg only change when we're changing something in /usr/pkg, and
when we change something in /usr whe have to write something in /var as
well. This is just silly, and make sharing of /usr/pkg harder.

Manuel Bouyer <>