[pacman-dev] Binary Database

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 09:07:39 EDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:47:07AM +0200, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> 2008/3/10, Dario Freddi <drf54321 at gmail.com>:
> > Also, I propose to keep scriptlets in the Database. I clear my
> > cache a lot of times for the sake of disk space, and whenever I try to
> > remove a package, the remove scriptlet is not found. That could be harmful.
> > It wouldn't be a lot of space. Just a random thought anyway.
> This one deserves to be bugreported. ;-)

Well, I am not sure I understand it.
The local database in /var/lib/pacman/local/ and the package cache in
/var/cache/pacman/pkg are two very different things.
The scriptlets are stored in the local database, and the local db should
never be touched. Anyway, it's the package cache which consumes disk space
and is usually cleaned with -Sc.
What am I missing here?

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