[Exherbo-dev] Empty directories

Michael Raitza michael.raitza at inf.tu-dresden.de
Mon Sep 1 18:15:04 BST 2008

> 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.

Why not let the user (admin) choose between a warning and error
condition in case of empty directories? Of course this cannot be
directly applied to non-interactive clients. So what about to save the
pre-installation-anything-else-ready state and to refuse to install the
image without changing the option mentioned beforehand?

> Warnings and espam don't fix the problem.

But they give the admin the opportunity to think before destroying the
work of hours. In case the admin doesn't there's no chance at all to
constuct a well working repository management system.


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