Subject: pkg/19331: xscreensaver(?), gnome, other packages dump stuff in root filesystem.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2002 17:47:54
>Synopsis: xscreensaver(?), gnome, other packages dump stuff in root filesystem.
>Arrival-Date: Sun Dec 08 17:48:00 PST 2002
>Originator: Richard Rauch
>Release: NetBSD/i386 v1.6
NetBSD hermes 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (hermes) #0: Sun Dec 1 00:03:04 CST 2002 root@hermes:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/hermes i386
Basically, I tried to build gnome; it failed at some point (I don't
remember exactly why; some conflict with something I'd already
installed.) I deleted the packages, I thought, but then happened
to notice a /share directory had sprouted on my root filesystem.
Investigating showed these files (well, dirs):
drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 512 Dec 5 20:28 /share/control-center
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 512 Dec 5 20:28 /share/control-center-2.0
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 512 Dec 5 20:28 /share/gnome
drwxr-xr-x 24 root wheel 512 Dec 5 20:28 /share/locale
drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Dec 5 20:28 /share/xscreensaver
I asked on tech-pkg if others could confirm this;
Lubomir Sedlacik <salo@Xtrmntr.org> apparently was seeing this,
too; he asked me to send-pr it (so here it is).
Try to build some of the packages indicated above. (Of course, the
fact that the installation of gnome didn't complete may be significant.)
Check / for a new, bogus /share and subdirectories thereof.
Dunno. Sorry. (^&