Subject: Re: let's choose a default var/ directory PKG_VARDIR
To: Marton Fabo <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/16/2002 12:20:36
On Sat, 16 Nov 2002 11:30:37 +0100
Marton Fabo <> wrote:

> > No, please no.  That's a very BAD idea.
> > 
> > All files matching the criteria for the /var hierarchy should, by
> > default, always be put in one lone /var.
> I don't understand this approach. Why do have all users of NetBSD be 
> forced to use this scheme, just because YOU think it's mandatory? Having 
> a configuration option with a reasonable default is (to me) celarly 
> better than a hardwired solution.


> As to whether the default should be /var/pkg or /usr/pkg/var or anything 
> else, is another question.

Yes. And as you say, this should be just a *default*, something that any
admin can change if he does not like.


Julio Merino ( <>