Subject: Re: hier(7) silent on pkg documentation
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: William Allen Simpson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/07/2003 10:10:22
"James K. Lowden" wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, "Greg A. Woods" <> wrote:
> > Personally I think hier(7) should be entirely silent on /usr/pkg, save
> > for this one sentence:
> >
> >       /usr/pkg        - mirrors the structure of /usr with the
> >                         addition of /etc as /usr/pkg/etc.
> Hear, hear!  /usr/pkg/var, while we're at it.
Here I was nodding agreement, and then Whoa!

/etc and /var have clearly distinct attributes and usages, and this 
would not work, especially on read-only mounted /usr.

I'd prefer /var/pkg/<package>.  

Although /usr/pkg/etc seems to be the way things a few things are 
installed now, that's not defined in hier(7) the last time I looked, 
and /etc/pkg/<package> would be more rational.

IMHO, /usr/pkg is like /usr/local.  Whatever happened to /usr/local?

IMHO, /usr/pkg is kin to /opt, as defined by other systems, which also
would lead toward /etc/pkg and /var/pkg....
William Allen Simpson
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