[arch-general] Location of the pacman database

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Mon Sep 15 16:42:10 EDT 2014

Hi Tobias,

	Thanks for the explanation. A few questions though -- sorry.

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 09:37:40PM +0200, Tobias Hunger wrote:
> Well, I do not put the secret keyring into the images, so everything
> should be fine.

So, you never run pacman from within an image, or have sig. validation disabled
in pacman.conf?

> Pacman can still validate images, so everything is well.

Do you mean packages in an image?

> Local installs are not possible anyway.

What's a local install?

I mean, if you treat images atomically, why do you need pacman (and associated
DB) at all? You should have it only on the buildhost that generates the images
(I couldn't find details in your previous emails in this thread).

> In the general case 'pristine' is probably the settings shipped by the
> various arch linux packages.

But those do not usually provide sane defaults, e.g. smartd.conf, dnsmasq.conf,
syslog-ng.conf, wpa_supplicant.conf, and must be edited anyway.

Leonid Isaev
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