Re: Bug#144456: ITP: qref -- debian quick reference.
Hi, this is side note comments only.
On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 10:16:32PM +0200, Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a wrote:
> > We (me and Ramakrishnan) need help from you on "Best Practice for
> > Documentation Packaging."
> Well. There is currently none, as you have guessed.
Maybe good time to discuss.
> > developers-reference. They just generate only one packages for all the
> > languages.
> Not good. IMHO, we could get to the problem of locales (that was
> "fixed" with apt-localepurge)
?? This is transition package, isn't it? localepurge?
This is just a simple script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded
locale files and localized man pages. It will automatically be invoked upon
completion of any apt installation run.
> > My observation are:
> > APT-HOWTO seems to have one source with many language specific .deb
> > packages. But file name convention for language is totally unusual.
> > I think separate language .deb package is a good idea.
> Why do you say filename convention is unusual?
Hyphen is unusual.
This is better. Also, convention on pt_BR is strange. We do not say
en_US while we can say en_GB.
Compounding problem is LC_ALL=fr will not switch "date" to produce French
date. It has to be LC_ALL=fr_FR. (Any good command for this?? Get
date from system or convert date from C locale to something else.)
> > FAQ seems to have separate .deb and sources for separate languages.
> As a matter of fact, doc-debian-es contains the FAQ translation
> (which is not in CVS), and doc-debian-fr contains some documents but *not*
> the FAQ translation. Also, there are no Russian or polish doc-debian-XX
> packages (but are in CVS)
> > Also install location for html seems to vary.
> Yes. Some include them in the same directory as text files
> , some in a separate directory and some as a tar.gz
> > Any policy to follow?
> None currently :(
> > Or it is anarchy or Javier or Josip are thinking something.
> Well. I do have ideas, have not expressed them in public.
> Here we go (out of my head):
Let me comment on different thread. :)
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