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Does anyone know why all the .bom files in /Library/Receipts moved to /var/db/receipts?
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first, /var/db on unix is the location for stuff like that.
second, it's much easier to type as it is in lower case.
so, not so unreasonable decision by apple's engineers.
Receipts are in /var/db, but in my opinion it´s a bad decision because if someone backup /system to keep all applications data now receipts are not there any more.
It seems more and more difficult to keep a useful backup of all application files.
/var is hidden and thus harder to get to. Apple has hidden ~/Library from the common user for the same reason, makes it harder to foul thing up.