[arch-dev-public] Do not touch user's home dirs in install scripts

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Apr 20 08:12:54 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I just noticed that a lot of install scripts (in my case nearly all font 
packagescalling fc-cache) touch the users home dir in some way. So please 
don't use fc-cache without the -s parameter.

In my case the home dir was mounted via AFS including thousands of 
accounts. And root does not even have permission to read or write the 
user's dir. So while un/installing ttf-bitsream-vera the whole systems 
hangs and fc-cache somehow produces a soft-lockup. :-)


Pierre Schmitz

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