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/usr/local (again)

Just an idea, no flames, etc intended:

Could maintainers who have packages that create directories/etc in
/usr/local make sure they do it in a way that is friendly to
nfs-mounted /usr/local?


On all of our debian 1.1 machines, /usr/local is an nfs mounted
directory, and on all but one of these machines it is mounted
root-squash for security reasons.  Attempting to install packages
with components in /usr/local (usually empty directories) fails on
these machines:

bash# dpkg -i emacs*
(Reading database ... 23142 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace emacs (using emacs-19.34-1.i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement emacs ...
dpkg: error processing emacs-19.34-1.i386.deb (--install):
 failed to rmdir/unlink `/usr/local/lib.dpkg-new': Permission denied
Setting up emacs-el (19.34-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

Since packages generally don't install anything other than empty dirs
in /usr/local, can't this be handled in a way that makes it easier for
those of us trying to maintain many debian machines?

Richard W Kaszeta 			Graduate Student/Sysadmin
bofh@bofh.me.umn.edu			University of MN, ME Dept

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