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Bug#657904: console-setup: Shouldn't console-setup package put files in /usr/share/doc/console-setup?

severity 657904 minor

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 08:13:01PM +0100, Nathan Cutler wrote:
> I edited /etc/default/console-setup, where it said "Read README.fonts for 
> explanation". So, I went looking for README.fonts.

This is unfortunate.  README.fonts existed in old versions of 
console-setup and it is simply impossible to update automatically the 
comments in the configuration files.  The new configuration files say 


# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.


# Consult the console-setup(5) manual page.

So you are advised to check these manual pages instead of README.fonts.

> "That's strange," I thought, "every Debian package puts at least _something_
> in its doc directory."

In fact the directory /usr/share/doc/console-setup must be a link to 
/usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration and it shouldn't be empty. Is it 
indeed empty?  In case it is, I have no idea what might have caused 
this, but I doubt it it is something related to console-setup.

Anton Zinoviev

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