Re: FHS or FSSTND or NOTHING
At 08:30 -0500 1999-03-27, James LewisMoss wrote:
2) dpkg's files will stay in /var/lib rather than being moved to
/var/state. This more a survival instinct. Moving these files
could be _very_ bad if not done correctly.
I don't buy that, go look at the dpkg postinst, it has code not only
to move stuff from /var/adm/dpkg to /var/lib/dpkg, but convert it to
a new format.
I fail to see how "mkdir /var/state && mv /var/lib/dpkg
/var/state/dpkg && ln -sf state /var/lib" (obviously there needs to
be more error handling there) is somehow more difficult than that.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy) <URL:http://web.espy.org/>