[arch-dev-public] /var/empty

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 13:14:14 EST 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:11 AM, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Shouldn't /var/empty be created by filesystem package,
>> instead of by packages that require it? (like openssh and openntpd)
> It is. The problem is these packages "install" it in their tarball, so
> when you remove one of them and pacman sees an empty directory left
> behind, it thinks it is no longer necessary and removes it.
> -Dan

filesystem does not seem to create /var/empty directory.
But anyway, openntpd was just upgraded to no longer use /var/empty.
This is why the issue triggered again.
The upgrade to openntpd triggered the problem it was trying to solve,
but the problem will be fixed when everyone has the new openntpd.


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