yum doesn't remove old package files

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 17:53:01 UTC 2007

On 29/11/2007, Nico Sabbi wrote:
> $ls -laR /usr/lib/firefox-
> /usr/lib/firefox-
> totale 88
> drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 29 nov 17:26 .
> drwxr-xr-x 70 root root 73728 29 nov 17:25 ..
> drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 27 nov 14:41 updates

This directory is not included in the firefox package. Its presence
prevents RPM from removing the parent directory. If it is Firefox that
created this directory (and its contents) at run-time, this means that
something should have cleaned up the empty directories, too.
Alternatively, files which are created at run-time but not included in
a package can be marked as %ghost in a package order to delete them
when the package is uninstalled.

Cannot tell more about this particular directory. Is it related to the
Firefox Updates feature (which is disabled in the Fedora packages)?

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