New version of the fakeroot patch

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at
Thu Dec 24 05:43:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15.12.2009 at 10:00:18 +0100, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 December 2009 09:10:47 Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > 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.
> If you want to create ${PREFIX}/somedir you can add this line
> to pkg-plist:
> @exec mkdir -p %D/somedir

... and then you still need to chmod/chown to fix permissions. I wonder
why that doesn't work with tar. Is that a limitation of the format,
should we perhaps use cpio (with bsdtar, it would be transparent

All in all, this is the right way for package creation and will result
in way better binary packages than before.


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