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From "Alex Karasulu" <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Installer problem with attempt to delete opt directory
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:40:57 GMT
Oh that's great.  I guess you're quoting some source online?

Thanks,
Alex

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Fladischer Michael <michael@fladi.at>
wrote:

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> Hi!
>
> Maybe i can help you with this bogus behavior of the Debian package
> management:
>
> The error "dpkg - warning: while removing apacheds, directory `/opt' not
> empty so not removed." is triggered when dpkg tries to remove a package
> from a directory which is not used by any other Debian package, thus it
> looks empty to dpkg, but if you've placed other software under /opt it's
> not empty on the file-system layer.
>
> After installing you can check with "dpkg -S /opt" what packages depend
> on this directory. In my case, where I was able to reproduce this error,
> apacheds was the only owner of /opt inside the dpkg database.
>
> I'm not aware of any workaround to prevent this message as it's just
> doing it's intended job.
>
> Regards, Michael
>
> Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot schrieb:
> > Unfortunately, I don't think we have such a possibility.
> >
> > The script should not try to remove /opt. I don't know why it tries to
> > remove it on your machine.
> >
> > I'll be looking at some doco for this.
> >
> > P-A
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