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 binaries/libs/headers. Imho *.dirs files should only be used for directories which aren't automatically created by "make install". Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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