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Re: Packages with empty directories

On Wednesday 21 November 2007 04:08:44 am Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Hi,
> Le mercredi 21 novembre 2007 à 05:20 +0100, Michael Biebl a écrit :
> > Imho adding a lintian check for empty /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib and
> > /usr/include directories (as created by dh-make) would be a good start.
> Maybe we could check for empty directories except for a number of common
> false positives (like the python-support directories or /var/games), and
> for the rest, grep in the maintainer scripts.

Some of the common false positives are /var/lib/<pkg> or /etc/<pkg>, or 
subdirectories under one of those.  Since <pkg> often doesn't match the 
binary package name exactly, I don't see any easy way to detect these cases.
Daniel Schepler

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