Subject: Re: add VARBASE to FILES_SUBST for rc.d scripts
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/08/2004 19:50:39
At 9:57 Uhr +0100 8.7.2004, Alistair Crooks wrote:
>As a side note, I've always assumed from hier(7) that /var/db was for
>run-time databases, not persistent ones, and tend to place the
>metadata for packages under ${PREFIX} using a PKG_DBDIR setting.

Good idea, since the packages directory^Wdatabase is closely tied to the
installed packages, not the machine instance. If you share ${PREFIX},
clients can look up what's installed, or even install stuff themselves.


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