Subject: Re: What is /tmp.refcount for?
To: Juan RP <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/10/2005 17:56:12
Am 10.03.2005 um 17:48 Uhr +0100 schrieb Juan RP:
>On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:41:49 +0100
>Hauke Fath <> wrote:
>  > unpacking a bunch of -current binary packages created a
>>  /tmp.refcount/ in my root directory. What is that for? Can I safely
>>  dispose of it?
>It's used in pkgsrc to know the directories created by pkgsrc/mk/install/*,
>it shouldn't be removed.

Well, then I'd expect it under /var/pkg or /var/db or somewhere like 
that. Excuse my french, but randomly creating (poorly documented - at 
least Google had nothing to say about it) directories in / seems like 
a silly idea to me...

Is there any variable to move this directory elsewhere?


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