Subject: Re: /var/db/btdev.xml (from source-changes)
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/28/2006 20:07:56
On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 12:58:22PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Jul 28, 2006, at 12:24 AM, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> >Is all of /var considered ephemeral or is it just /var/db? In
> >reality how
> >likely is it that this will be lost? (do people use mfs for /var?)
> Actually, there's lots of important stuff in /var.
> According to hier(7):
> db/ miscellaneous automatically generated
> cific database files, and persistent
> files used in
> the maintenance of third party software.
> pkg default location for
> metadata related
> to third party software
> packages. See
> pkg_install(1) for more
> details of the
> NetBSD Packages Collection,
> or pkgsrc.
> So, seems like /var/db is a fine place to put your BT device
> connection information. I don't see any need for it to change
> (except for the file name to end in ".plist" :-)
Over in pkgsrc-land, we feel that /var/db/pkg is a mistake that we
originally imported from FreeBSD ages ago, and we're looking to correct
that in the near future. Please don't hold up /var/db/pkg as a shining
example of proper /var usage.
-- Johnny Lam <email@example.com>