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Re: installing empty directories

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 09:56:16AM -0600, Brook Milligan wrote:
> I have a package that needs to install a directory that is initially
> empty but may later be filled.  Just adding it to INSTALLATION_DIRS does
> not get it installed. I'm guessing there is some logic for ignoring
> empty directories.
> Is there a sanctioned method for getting such a directory installed?

The answer depends a bit on the location and ownership of the directory.
E.g. if it is a module directory that just needs to be present under
$PREFIX, @pkgdir in PLIST is the best option. If it is outside $PREFIX,
e.g. under etc or var, OWNER_DIRS / REQD_DIRS / MAKE_DIRS are options.


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