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Brian Harring wrote:
> The proposal is pretty simple; if code modifies the vdb in any
> fashion, it needs to update the mtime on a file named
> '.modification_time' in the root of the vdb.
I'd to prefer using the mtime of the /var/db/pkg directory itself,
since existence of a '.modification_time' file isn't going to prove
that an programs that don't recognize that file haven't made any
We can also use the mtimes of category subdirectories, in order to
indicate whether a modification has occurred in any given category.