On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:16 PM William Hubbs <willi...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> That is the other part of this debate, some are saying /var/lib, and
> others are saying /var/db.
>  It turns out that /var/db is much more common than I thought it was
>  (it exists in all *bsd variants at least), so that could be an argument
>  for putting the repos in there.

FreeBSD does not put the package repository in /var/db.

Portage cloned many of the file paths from FreeBSD along with the
name/concept.  FreeBSD puts their package repository in /usr/ports, so
I'm not sure I'd hold them out as a great example of FHS.


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