Subject: misc/1956: [dM] install creates junk directories
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/18/1996 12:16:18
>Number:         1956
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       [dM] install creates junk directories
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jan 18 17:35:01 1996
>Originator:     der Mouse
>Release:        NetBSD -current sup as of Jan 16
	SPARC IPC, but it doesn't matter
	When /usr/src/etc/Makefile was changed to run mtree to ensure
	that the necessary directories were created to install things
	in, someone left a lot of junk in the driving file.  One may
	want such things in a distribution, but it is entirely
	inappropriate for "make install" to create directories that
	_aren't_ needed for the installation and quite possibly aren't
	wanted at all.
	% cd /usr/src/etc
	% make install mtree create /altroot, /home, /stand, a whole bunch of
	junk in /usr/local, /usr/obj even if you don't use obj
	directories, and at least in my case, say that a few things
	that actually exist are missing and then complain "File exists"
	when attempting to create them...
	Most of it can be cured by either yanking stuff from
	mtree/4.4BSD.dist or else using some other file, like creating
	mtree/NetBSD.install and using it.

					der Mouse