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Re: PKG_DBDIR under LOCALBASE (Was: ... default PKG_DBDIR)
On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 5:49 PM, David Holland
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 08:40:37PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > > What is the proposed new location?
> > I believe LOCALBASE/db
> Not VARBASE?
> Granted, to be installing packages LOCALBASE needs to be writeable,
> but it still seems like the kind of material that ought to be kept in
> /var for organizational purposes.
This doesn't belong in /var as I understand it. The package database
is not transient data modified at run time by packages or by users.
The database is modified, exclusively, when installing/deinstalling
packages. This always happens at the same time as modifying other
files in LOCALBASE (not in the sense of a regular database such as
MySQL, where you'd be installing the binaries once and then the
databases change regardless of the binaries).
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