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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 20 08:45:23 EDT 2009

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> 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. :-)

Can you create a bug list all relevant packages that need fixed?  
Otherwise I see this being forgotten about quickly...


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