Subject: Re: running (DE)INSTALL scripts vs. noexec mounted /var
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/10/2001 02:08:14
On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, David Brownlee wrote:
> 	I think we should really move PKGDBDIR under PREFIX - it should
> 	never have been under /var/db in the first place.
> 	Maybe a new version of the pkgtools which would automatically
> 	detect an old installation, copy the db across to a tmpdir under
> 	PREFIX, then if all OK rename to the new location, and rename away
> 	the old. Then we bump PKGTOOLS_REQD :)

Yeah, right. And what solution do you propose for having multiple pkg DBs?
/usr/pkg, /usr/X11R6, /usr/pkg/cross, etc.?

Things like (the core of) pkg_info etc. need to be adjusted to
"know" where to look for stuff. 

 - Hubert

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