Re: /usr/local again...
>> The current policy amounts to "don't assume anything about
>> /usr/local, but go ahead and try and add/remove stuff from it
>What about this?
>The only allowed changes to /usr/local are creating directories as
>placeholders on package installation and removing the directories, if
>empty, on package removal. The postinst and prerm scripts must NOT
>fail if either of these operations fail. For example, the emacs
>package will contain
> mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/emacs/site-lisp || true
>in the postinst, and
> rmdir /usr/local/lib/emacs/site-lisp && rmdir \
> /usr/local/lib/emacs || true
>in the prerm.
So when the 'cweb' package craps out because of attempting to
make/remove /usr/local/lib/cweb, I can file it as a bug against the
Richard W Kaszeta Graduate Student/Sysadmin
email@example.com University of MN, ME Dept
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