Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 05/26/2000 15:11:56
[ On Friday, May 26, 2000 at 10:06:13 (-0400), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg
> well, sure. i can tell that i've mounted it, but that doesn't tell me
> what's in it. and yes, i can also go look in /usr/pkg/bin and see
> what's there, but that's *still* not the answer.
> what's toe? why is it here? oh, i see...it came in that package.
> *that's* the information that's missing when you only nfs mount
"rsh nfs.server /usr/sbin/pkg_info toe"?
What's the big deal here anyway? It's not as if you login to your
private machine some day and suddenly find that some random person has
foisted their /usr/pkg onto your system! As kre says, the only thing
this means in the big picture is that all of the package management is
done on one host and it's shared amongst all local hosts of the same
Greg A. Woods
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