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

Richard Brown rbrown at suse.de
Thu Oct 26 09:59:12 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-10-18 at 08:51 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017, at 06:56 AM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > I don't see /usr/lib as a *good* place for this, but if a new top level 
> > directory in /usr seems too much then maybe /usr/lib/sysimage or such 
> I'm OK with /usr/lib/sysimage.

We're OK with /usr/lib/sysimage also

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

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

Is there anyone else who might be interested in this idea? Does anyone have any suggestions on how best to get
in touch with those potential users of /usr/lib/sysimage?

Richard Brown
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