>>>>> "k" == kvgu <kvgu@stripped> writes:
k> w.r.t FreeBSD... I recently installed the MYSQL pkg on a 3.1 box and am
k> wondering why they have decided to configure the datadir on /var rather
k> than the standard /usr/local... Seems strange place to put it to me, but I
k> figure there must be some reason...
I think the theory is that /usr is a read-only file system (except for
software updates) and all per-system local data that varies (changes)
goes in /var.
That's how I build my systems. It makes for much easier management
when you can just rdist the whole /usr to all machines and not worry
about losing per-machine differences.
Vivek Khera, Ph.D. Khera Communications, Inc.
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