Re: Bug#461440: libgtk2.0-0: Must not use a symlink for /usr/share/doc/libgtk2.0-0
On Fri, Jan 18, 2008, Russ Allbery wrote:
> The reason for the Policy requirement is the copyright file, so I don't
> think this can be relaxed without running the risk of getting the legal
> material for the package wrong. Suppose, for instance, that someone had
> an old version of one package installed with a different license than the
> package providing the /usr/share/doc directory.
Indeed; I thought about the changelog versions mismatches, but didn't
think about copyright which is more criticial; that said, I would guess
mismatches would be transient, in sid or when upgrading for example.
But well, let's not take the risk indeed.
> The common thing to do in this situation is to ship only the Debian
> changelog and the copyright file in the /usr/share/doc directory of the
> other package, along with a pointer to whatever directory has the real
That's still quite big. :-/