[yocto] [opkg-devel] [opkg-utils] Question: why update-alternatives from opkg-utils chooses /usr/lib to hold database?

Alejandro Del Castillo alejandro.delcastillo at ni.com
Tue Mar 5 08:05:40 PST 2019

On 3/5/19 12:11 AM, ChenQi wrote:
> Hi All,
> Recently I'm dealing with issue from which some discussion raises.
> I'd like to ask why update-alternatives from opkg-utils chooses /usr/lib 
> to hold its alternatives database?
> I looked into debian, its update-alternatives chooses /var/lib by default.
> Is there some design consideration? Or some historical reason?

Update-alternatives used to be on the opkg repo. I did a search there 
all the way to the first commit on 2008-12-15 [1], but even then 
/usr/lib was used. I can't think of a design consideration that would 
make /usr/lib more palatable than the Debian default.

Maybe someone with more knowledge of the previous history can chime in?


> Best Regards,
> Chen Qi



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