Re: removing bogus directories in my package
On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 04:22:48PM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> one of my packages (trickle) had a problem and used to create stupid
> directories (/usr/share/man1 etc) (see #207258). this is due to a typo
> in debian/rules (shame on me)
> i fixed this in a new version, but i don't know how to handle the
> existing directories.
If the directories were part of the deb and not generated in postinst,
just stopping to ship the directories should do the trick, as
afaik dpkg should solve the problem automatically. On upgrades it
should recognize that /usr/share/man1 is not owned by any package
anymore and should remove the directory. - Haven't you tried this?