[aur-general] postinstall script and local user directory

Auguste Pop auguste at gmail.com
Mon May 21 19:45:36 EDT 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Jorge Barroso
<jorge.barroso.11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I need a little help with a postinstall script, the script should
> make automatically a few postinstall steps on the LMD installation, qhat
> the script should make it's to detect if a directory called .LMD on the
> home directory exists, if it exists, it shows an informative message, if it
> doesn't exist it makes it.
> All right the problem is: It acts over the root directory, and I want it to
> act over the user normal directory (/home/'user')
> For you tu understand what I mean, this is the code:
> http://pastebin.com/57L2Jt2P <- With that it looks for a directory called
> "~", not "home" directory
> I als otried with an array, and it was here when it used root like home
> directory, and not the local user directory:
> http://pastebin.com/TCh94dC9
> I want the script to do the same that it makes with the second paste bin,
> but not in root, it should be, in my pc for example, on /home/jorge...
> Thanks in advance

i suggest installing a script doing what you want to do in $HOME
directory and print out an instruction in post_install function to
remind the user to run that script as normal user without sudo.

inside the script, $HOME can be used, or ~ too.


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