Subject: Re: Package Paths Proposal v2
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/1998 12:52:51
On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> I.e. if the pkg system cannot accomodate both a completely separate
> hierarchy, then it's of no use to me.

>From what you've stated, it appears that having everything but /etc
and /var separate would do what you need, and thus Todd's modifications
to my proposal would also be ok. Or do you also really want to
split of configuration and spool files?

Basically, with my proposal you could get the equivalant of Todd's
by doing the following:

    /pkg -> (wherever you want)
    /pkg/etc -> /etc
    /pkg/var -> /var

> I think it's a given that if you want to find out what files belong to
> which packages you must use the pkg_* tools.

For all files, yes. For config files, it would be Very Handy if it
were set up so that you could just go copy the files from share to
set up your particular workstation. This is a restriction we can
always remove later, if we see good reason to; it will be a lot
more difficult to add later.


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