[pacman-dev] [PATCH] New feature: files verification

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 30 03:17:16 EDT 2009

Eric Bélanger wrote:
> 2009/3/30 Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
>> changaco schrieb:
>>>> What has files in /tmp?
>>> Well they are temporary files so you can't consider that the package is
>>> damaged if they are not here.
>>> I added this because of some fonts package which has files in /tmp.
>> If a package has files in /tmp, it should be reported here, as it is
>> definitely a bug in the package! It is not pacman's responsibility to fix
>> this, but the packager's.
> I guess he's talking about ttf-ms-fonts. The files that initially get
> installed in /tmp are extracted/installed properly afterwards by the
> .install script.  I'm not sure why this is done but it might be a
> license restriction.

Correct.  We can only distribute the un-extracted files.


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