Subject: Re: running (DE)INSTALL scripts vs. noexec mounted /var
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
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.
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