Subject: Re: Changes to reference count directories
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/26/2005 10:20:37
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> Reference count directories so that we know when it's safe to remove
> a directory without impacting the remaining packages.  The reference
> counts are stored in /var/db/pkgdir.  The install scripts are also
> extended to allow for easy sanity-checking and fixing of the directories
> present in the filesystem.

I didn't understand the problem you're trying to solve here. Can you 
please explain it?

My question is if and how this affects binary packages (pkg_add), esp. 
ones that are installed via FTP.

  - Hubert

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