[arch-dev-public] Strange behaviour of pacman

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 13:38:40 EDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Daniel Isenmann
<daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having some trouble to understand why pacman left some files on the
> filesystem, but the package was removed. According to this bug report:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16414 pacman left the listed directories
> and files on the filesystem. I have try to reproduce it and it's true,
> the files are on the filesystem. My first thought was about the
> 'emptydirs' option in the PKGBUILD
> (http://repos.archlinux.org/wsvn/packages/wicd/repos/extra-i686/PKGBUILD),
> but that wasn't the solution, the files are still there.
> I can't determine why this happens, any ideas from your side?

Files or directories? They are handled quite differently.

After you install, can you post the contents of the "files" file from
/var/lib/pacman/local/wicd*/files ?


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