Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/25/2000 17:38:22
On Thu, 25 May 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
# Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 22:10:59 +0200
# From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
# To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
# Cc: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>, email@example.com
# Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg
# 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.
Nonsense. You can still share /usr/pkg (if you choose to use /usr/pkg).
You just don't give all the machines access to the pkg database, which
I don't necessarily see as a downer.
# Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BSD: The devil's advocate.