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

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Tue Oct 10 20:32:31 UTC 2017

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017, at 03:41 PM, Richard Brown wrote:
> On 2017-10-10 20:05, Colin Walters wrote:
> > My opinion here boils down to: if rpm upstream is happy with 
> > /usr/lib/rpmdb,
> > I'm happy to do the work of changing rpm-ostree to use that.
> That's great news, I'm happy to help if I can

Just landed some prep:

> When I started out looking at this, I agreed with you.
> I started the discussion within the openSUSE community advocating for 
> following in rpm-ostrees footsteps with /usr/share.
> But the arguments, not just theoretical, but real world examples where 
> /usr/share would be problematic but /usr/lib not were compelling.
> Giving up on the idea of /usr/share led to plenty of pitchforks and 
> torches being put away, especially once we added the "db" suffix also :)

Heh, yeah understood.

> We're planning on making this change for all of our distributions via 
> all of their distribution methods, for consistencies sake.
> Given how we build our containers, we'd actually have to do extra work 
> to exclude my patch and restore the old location once my submit-request 
> is accepted in OBS :)

A single patch?  Can you link to it?  I looked through the thread some
but couldn't find it.

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