Subject: Re: Changing from /var/db/pkg
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Jachym Holecek <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/04/2005 08:14:04

> >I think it's simpler to just create a utility to move the old database
> >to the new location, and to just hardcode using the new location from
> >that point forward.
> You're right, and the package tools could do that automatically. Or perhaps
> it's fine if they just ask the user to run the tool, if there's any doubt.

Just one thing -- some scripts under /var/db/pkg/*/ hardcode the value
of LOCALBASE. Would this be a problem if the directory is NFS-shared
between multiple hosts, each of them having different LOCALBASE setting?

		-- Jachym Holecek