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Re: How to deal with bulk build's "/var/qmail" problem?

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 08:14:44AM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> I don't know if this is a misconfiguration on my part or what, but while 
> looking over bulkbuild results, I've noticed that over a dozen mail 
> packages are failing in the configure stage.
> They are complaining that "/var/qmail" already exists and that it needs 
> to be deleted before continuing.  One package is creating that directory 
> and it never gets removed afterward, so the following packages that are 
> sensitive to it fail.
> I assume I'm not the first person to have noticed this.  How do you deal 
> with it to get those following packages building too?

I noticed problems with /var/qmail. I even looked at it for a brief
moment, but then I decided there are more important things to fix (for
SunOS, at least).

I don't know if it is related to the build problems, but the package
shouldn't touch /var at all, it should use ${VARBASE}.


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