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Re: Packages with empty directories

Daniel Schepler schrieb:
> I recently noticed that many of the binary packages in Debian have unnecessary 
> empty directories in them, so I wrote a script to find all packages with any 
> empty directories.  The results are too numerous to post on the list.  The 
> list by maintainer/uploader is at
> http://people.debian.org/~schepler/empty-dirs-maint.txt
> and the full list of empty directories found is at
> http://people.debian.org/~schepler/empty-dirs.txt .
> Obviously, a lot of these will be false positives, so I definitely won't file 
> mass bugs based on this list without checking the full details first.

All of my packages listed there are false positives. What I noticed
though, are a lot of packages, shipping empty /usr/sbin, /usr/bin/,
/usr/lib/ or /usr/include directories.
This directories, very likely, come from dh-make *.dirs templates.
Imo these template files are wrong and should be cleaned up.
There is no point in creating directories for /usr/bin etc. if "make
install" will create them automatically when installing the
Imho *.dirs files should only be used for directories which aren't
automatically created by "make install".


Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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