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Re: /var vs /usr/pkg/var

On Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:41:41 +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> texmf creates lots of files in /var during installation.
> Shouldn't these live in ${PREFIX}/var?

Is ${PREFIX}/var even a thing? How about ${VARBASE}?

With my sysadmin hat on: A machine has one configuration dir - /etc - 
and one state dir - /var. I do not enjoy having to chase around 
configuration and state files on a system, and especially when packages 
start keeping variable data under ${PREFIX}.


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