Re: keeping files from one version to the other.
On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 01:52:31PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > Plausible argument, but I seem to recall discussions of scenarios where
> > the sysadmin wants /usr/share/doc so un-badly that it will never exist and
> > will never be installed, e.g. by using some kind of dpkg feature to avoid
> > installation of these directories. Can't hurt to be prepared for that kind
> > of thing? Maybe policy should be clarified here whether maintainer scripts
> > need apply or not...
> It seems to me that it would be overzealous to worry about that now...
> creating a special /usr/share/ppp directory (or whatever) just for
> this purpose, and linking the files in doc/ppp/examples to these.
> We can do it when (or if) dpkg starts supports exclusion of directories on
But when that happens, there may be a lot of work to do. Good for new
packages to be upgrade-ready.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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