aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 21:15:54 EST 2009
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 19:23, 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.
>>> It is not:
>>> $ pacman -Ql filesystem | grep empty
>>>> 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.
>>> Yes, I know this, but what I suggest is to fix in in a different way:
>>> installing it as part of filesystem and fix packages to not install it.
>> Or just install /var/empty/.$pkgname or something silly like that
> And then defeat the purpose of having a completely empty directory?
Is it actually required to be completely empty? I thought it was just
assumed to be empty, but that wasn't a requisite
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