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From: Christian Spoo <mail@...>
Subject: Re: chkrootkit report
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 04:10:16 +0200
Alex Efros schrieb:
> Hi!
> 
> Below is example of report which I received from chkrootkit. What's the
> goal of listing all these .keep and .packlist files? There a lot of them,
> and this make report hard to read. I've checked some of these files -

Hi!

The .keep files are used by Portage to prevent directories from being
deleted while unmerging some packages. Whenever a directory should be
kept (therefore the filename!) an empty .keep file is created so that
Portage thinks that the folder is still used.

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-- Alex Efros
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