On Mon, 11 Dec 2000, Michael C . Wu wrote:
>I know I should not jump into this bikeshed. But IMHO, whereever
>we have our packages install to, we should also place
>our ports metadata (/var/db/pkg) and the ports skeleton in the
>same place, preferably a mountpoint. This allow me to switch
>between different sets of installation with ease. (No, please
>do not tell me to change PREFIX and mv /usr/local /usr/local.bak)
>With this setup, I can rm -rf <whatever place this goes>, and
>have a clean system again. For the ports developers, we can
>switch between configurations without the need for chroots or
>jails taking up disk space.
I would agree strongly with this. Something like:
db/ <-- /var/db/pkg, why is that in /var anyway? it's
not exactly temporary or transient information.
src/ <-- /usr/ports/*
This would make it easy for one to return his system to a pristine
state. Simply removing /usr/pkg would get rid of all third-party
information. It makes sense to package this entire directory together.
If one wanted a fresh system he could remove /usr/pkg, do a make world,
and tell mtree to remove anything not in the system mtree file.
Brandon D. Valentine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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