[Rpm-maint] RFC: SUSE/openSUSE's proposed relocation of /var/lib/rpm

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 17:49:29 UTC 2017

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 9:20 AM, Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org> wrote:
> [/me moves to center of thread, pulls out defibrillation machine, *zzzt* *zzzt*]
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017, at 04:59 AM, Richard Brown wrote:
>> As we're pressed on time, openSUSE will be going right ahead and moving it's rpmdb to /usr/lib/sysimage/rpm as
>> fast as possible
> I assume this was done?

This has been implemented in openSUSE Factory for a while and rolled
out to Tumbleweed a few weeks ago.

>> Meanwhile I plan to take all of the points that have bubbled up as part of this conversation and present them
>> to Debian/yum/dnf/PackageKit/Arch to try and get them onboard with the idea in the hope that we can start
>> coalescing a cohesive solution around this idea
> Before we move on to other packaging ecosystems, a useful next step to me seems to
> be teaching various libs (librpm, libsolv, libdnf) to look in this location first.   Maybe
> something like supporting %dbpath as a list in librpm?  Or maybe have it be
> empty by default, and if it's unset that means "find automatically"?

I'd be happier if there was a way to just "detect", but I'm not sure
how. It'd be nice if rpm could Just Work with less config stuff out of
the box in general.

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