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

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 10:52:01 UTC 2017

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:59 AM, Richard Brown <rbrown at suse.de> wrote:
> 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?

In order:
* dpkg and APT developers share an IRC channel (#debian-apt on OFTC)
and a mailing list (deity at lists.debian.org)
* Yum developers use #Yum on Freenode and have a mailing list
(yum-devel at lists.baseurl.org)
* DNF developers mainly operate in #Yum on Freenode but also use
rpm-ecosystem at lists.rpm.org mailing list (and #rpm-ecosystem IRC
* PackageKit discussions primarily happen on #PackageKit on Freenode
* pacman (Arch Linux) developers use #archlinux-pacman on Freenode and
a mailing list (pacman-dev at archlinux.org)

For this topic, talking on both IRC and the mailing list is probably a
good idea. :)

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