[Exherbo-dev] Empty directories

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 1 18:30:19 BST 2008

On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 19:15:04 +0200
Michael Raitza <michael.raitza at inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> > 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?

We don't have a mechanism for making sure that anyone who writes their
own exhereses has certain options set a particular way. If you can
think of a way of enforcing error mode for anyone who writes their own
packages, it becomes a possibility.

Ciaran McCreesh
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