Re: /usr/share/doc (was Re: weekly policy summary)
>>"Chris" == Chris Waters <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Chris> Not an option? You're missing my point again. I've got
Chris> packages installed that are 2.4.0. In many cases, these are
Chris> the latest, up-to-date versions. Ok, my hypothetical
Chris> Mr. A. S. Shole (the name says it all) shouldn't have actually
Chris> closed the bug, but there's no reason why he couldn't ignore
Chris> it for an indefinite amount of time, possibly years. People
Chris> *do* ignore policy changes for years, and they could easily do
Chris> so out of disagreement with a policy version as well as
Chris> through simple laziness. *That's* my point, and I apologise
Chris> for not being more clear, and for laying the blame for
Chris> misreading on you.
Yes, all packages are ot updated to meet policy requirements
in anywhere close to timely fashion. But this is a bug like any other
bug: there are indeed buggy packages out there, and policy can't
mandate non-bugginess (espescially if the bug is ignoring policy ;-)
However, the now dead proposal would have allowed for
a) potato -- partially moved to /usr/share, with symlinks in /usr/doc
b) woody mosatly moved to /usr/share, (important bugs mean that
packages that have not moved get dropped from woody), with a
symlink forest in /usr/doc.
c) woody +1 No more symlinks in /usr/doc
Chris> But, given that, I think my original argument stands. It's too late
Chris> to ensure that everyone either sticks with /usr/doc or uses symlinks.
Chris> Which is too bad for my (pending) proposal as well as for yours. I'm
Chris> trying to be realistic here.
There are still few enough packages that user /usr/doc that we
can still file important bugs against them for potato, ensuring they
change or be dropped out of potato. I hope that it won't come to the
latter, since these developers are enterprising folks keepig way
ahead of the bleeding edge ;-)
Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU
WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton --
born 1608 of John Milton, who was born in 1608, is the combination of
beauty and power. Few have excelled him in the use of the English
language, or for that matter, in lucidity of verse form, 'Paradise
Lost' being said to be the greatest single poem ever written."
Current historians have come to Most of the problems that now doubt
the complete advantageousness face the United States are of some of
Roosevelt's policies... directly traceable to the bungling and greed
of President Roosevelt. ... it is possible that we simply do
Professor Mitchell is a not understand the Russian viewpoint...
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
Key C7261095 fingerprint = CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05 CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E