where to install data? (boinc)

Robin Schoonover end at endif.cjb.net
Wed Jun 30 21:27:31 PDT 2004

I need some advice involving installation locations...

I've pretty much have boinc ported over, but I want to make sure I'm doing
the right thing with the default installation location.

Currently I have boinc installed into /var/db/boinc to be consistant with
where setiathome puts its data files (I think I can see the reasoning on
why /var would be a good place). If you tweak PREFIX you can have boinc be
installed somewhere else. Also, there is an rcNG script I have written,
which by default gets installed into ${LOCALBASE}/etc/rc.d/ (also

All the other boinc data lives in /var/db/boinc (so setiathome, or
seti_boinc as I should probably call it, gets installed to

Should I continue to have it install to the /var partition, or not mess
with PREFIX and have the default be ${LOCALBASE}?

Robin Schoonover (aka End)
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