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Re: changing the default pkgdbdir used in bootstrap script

   Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:55:14 +0000
   From: David Holland <>

   Hardly - the package database is exactly the kind of read/write
   metadata that belongs in /var. I have no objection if you want to put
   /var in /usr on your machine (or even if you want to go back to having
   /usr/adm) but it shouldn't be policy.

When do you ever modify the pkgdb when you're not also modifying
/usr/pkg or vice versa?

Two exceptions come to mind:
- pkg_admin set automatic=YES/NO
- editing /usr/pkg/etc

Neither of these seems compelling.

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