[Exherbo-dev] Attempted to install empty directory

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 26 22:20:44 BST 2008


On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 23:14:58 +0200
Bernd Steinhauser <exherbo at bernd-steinhauser.de> wrote:
> Currently, the merger checks for empty directories before merging the 
> image to the live filesystem and dies, if there is any.
> That is way more, than this issue deserves.

The merger has no way of knowing whether the package relies upon the
empty directories being handled correctly. Since there's no proof it
doesn't, it has to assume breakage.

> So, I think, we should introduce a more sensible way to handle this, 
> because it is idiotic to use an atom bomb to blow up a cat.
> (Warnings, espam (yes, we don't like that, but we were about to
> improve it, right?), whatever...)

Warnings and espam don't fix the problem.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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