xinstal not making directories

Joshua Root jmr at
Fri Feb 27 03:50:24 PST 2009

Scott Haneda wrote:
>     # Create 'logs' directory in ASSP base
>     xinstall -d -o _assp -g _assp -m 0755 ${destroot}${assp_base}/logs
> That will do nothing, unless I put something in it:
>     xinstall -m 0644 ${worksrcpath}/
> ${destroot}${assp_base}/logs/
> How can I create an empty directory in MacPorts?
> Is this correct behavior?

Empty directories are deleted at the end of the destroot phase unless
you use destroot.keepdirs. See the Guide.

- Josh

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