Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/16/1998 11:50:05
On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> In this case I could also rdist /var/db/pkg. But as I only have to look at the
> server to know which packages are on my machines ...
You can. Some users of the workstations may not be able to. It's
very convenient to be able to type `pkg_info | grep Xaw' to see if
that widget set is installed, and get the version number of it. Or
just `pkg_info' on an unfamiliar machine to see what's there.
I don't see any disadvantage to moving these data from /var into
/pkg or /usr/pkg or whatever we end up calling it.
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