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Re: a nitpicky reading of policy

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 09:58:46AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > * This seems self-contradictory. Are you supposed to remove the created
> >   directories or not?
> > 
> >     However, the package should create empty directories below
> >     `/usr/local' so that the system administrator knows where to place    
> >     site-specific files.  These directories should be removed on package       
> >     removal if they are empty.
> > 
> >     Note, that this applies only to directories _below_ `/usr/local', not      
> >     _in_ `/usr/local'.  The directory `/usr/local' itself may only contain     
> >     the sub-directories listed in FHS, section 4.6.  However, you may 
> >     create directories below them as you wish.  You may not remove any of      
> >     the directories listed in 4.6, even if you created them.
> I think this means that if there's a /usr/local/lib and you respect a
> /usr/local/lib/gobble then you should create this directory.  But if
> /usr/local/lib doesn't exist you shouldn't.

Not quite: if you created /usr/local/lib/gobble, then on package
purge/removal, you may
  rmdir /usr/local/lib/gobble 2>/dev/null || true
but you may not rmdir /usr/local/lib even if /usr/local/lib didn't
exist when you installed the package.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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