Re: (upstream-)contrib, /usr/doc, and Depends
"James M. Mastros" wrote:
> The package I'm packaging has two contrib programs, which are quite
> definitly quick-hack level
> 1) Where do they go?
> 2) What should the permissions be?
> naturaly, putting them in
> /usr/doc/naim/examples is wrong because they aren't really
That's the only place they _can_ go. I agree that we need a new
directory for such things.
> 3) Do I have to depend on tclsh for one minor contrib program?
> (Policy says yes.)
Actually, Policy doesn't say that _everything_ can be expected to
work when the dependencies are met. I _think_ we agreed that the
main functionality is expected to work. See the (long) thread
from December with the subject line:
Bug#30739: When a tiny part of a package uses non-free libraries
Note that this case was different in that an installed binary
used non-free stuff, so this raised more concern than your case.
You might want to `suggest' depend on tclsh and mention the
requirement in your README.debian file at the same place you
mention the `example' scripts.
My two cents (I'm not a guru by any definition)
Peter Galbraith, research scientist <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
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