New version of the fakeroot patch

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Dec 15 08:11:05 UTC 2009

Julien Laffaye wrote:

> It will also ensure the quality of the _packages_. For example, if the
> port create an empty folder, it's common that the package forget to
> create it.

Uh -- is it actually possible to create an empty directory when installing from
a pkg tarball?

I ran into this problem with the phpMyAdmin port, and the only good way I found
to solve it was to add a stub file into any empty directories.  You could use a 
post install script or an mtree file, but that seems like overkill for such a
trivial operation.



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