[arch-general] Location of the pacman database

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Wed Sep 10 15:21:52 EDT 2014

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 09:05:03PM +0200, Yamakaky wrote:
> Le 10/09/2014 20:50, Joel Teichroeb a écrit :
> >Generally, things that are written to are not stored in /usr.
> >
> >This page might help
> >
> >https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/arch_filesystem_hierarchy
> >
> That's what I thought at first, but it's different. pacman db doesn't
> contain runtime stuff, it's a description of the currently installed
> packages. It's a bit like putting os-release in /usr/lib.

I htink you are right about the local DB (/var/lib/pacman/local). However,
/var/lib/pacman/sync should probably stay in /var (I don't need a rw root FS to
resync package DB). Anyway, I think you should open a feature request at the

Leonid Isaev
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