Subject: Re: where to store periodically updated data
To: Klaus Heinz <>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 17:15:50
Am 16.12.2005 um 16:24 Uhr +0100 schrieb Klaus Heinz:
>It seemed to me /var/pkg was meant to fit that role (until NetBSD 2),
>according to its description in hier(7). Does anyone know why it was

Probably because $VARBASE was introduced, leaving the decision where 
to put those things to the admin?

Next thing is that there are quite a few packages which expect their 
data under /var/$application by convention (Radmind, Cfengine come to 

Actually, I tend to set PKG_SYSCONFBASE = /etc/pkg on the machines at 
work, but even the busiest machine has little over 20 items in /var, 
so for me dividing this up is a non-issue.


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