Subject: Re: let's choose a default var/ directory PKG_VARDIR
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/16/2002 16:03:18
At 13:03 Uhr -0800 15.11.2002, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>Anyways for some consistency, I propose we provide a setting, like

...if you must...

>which could default to ${PREFIX}/var.

No. Please. Not.

Would you have /usr/local/var? /usr/X11R6/var? /usr/pkg/inn/var? Mount a
separate partition under each of these?

Please see the discussion in

and man 7 hier.

'/var/pkg' exists, if you feel you need to separate pkg software owned data
from that of other applications. Personally, I am perfectly happy with a
/var for all  "multi-purpose log, temporary, transient, and spool files",
as hier(7) puts it, since this is a _global_ place for reansient data.

My 0.02 EUR,


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