Subject: Re: /var/db/pkg [was Re: AFS/arla]
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/18/1998 12:52:51
>>>>> "Manuel" == Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Manuel> On Sep 18, Jason Thorpe wrote
>> What about stuff installed in / (like, say, the netbsd14_base pkg?).
Manuel> Same problem: / may be a different partition from /var. One
Manuel> should not have to backup /var to be able to restore a fully
Manuel> functionnal system. /var should only contain log or run-time
Manuel> files, that is, files that can be lost without much harm in most
I would agree. This is my major problem with current pkg-system. It
should use /etc/pkg or something. Perhaps the rules should look like:
if -d $PKG_BASE/etc/pkg
This solves the problem with the netbsd14_base pkg, and also puts
everything where you expect it (/etc/pkg) unless you go and create a
seperate pkg tree.
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