Subject: Re: Directory Usage Question
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: John R. Shannon <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/03/2005 06:00:01
Thank you.

A CRL is a X509 certificate revocation list. It's modified at runtime, so 
${VARBASE} is appropriate.

On Monday 03 January 2005 05:50 am, you wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 03:16:19 -0700
> "John R. Shannon" <> wrote:
> > What is the correct location for transient package data (eg., a CRL
> > cache)? Would /var/spool be correct or should it be stored relative to
> It depends.  I don't know what a "CRL cache" is, but if it is data that is
> only modified during package (de)installations, I'd store it inside
> ${PREFIX}/libdata/<something>.
> However, if it is data modified at runtime, put it somewhere under
> ${VARBASE}. The exact location, I don't know, because /var layout varies
> depending on the OS.
> HTH,

John R. Shannon