Re: /usr/doc transition and other things
>>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Dale> It was my understanding that this situation could be resolved in the same
Dale> fashion that the man and info transitions were. By making the docs viewing
Dale> programs aware of both the old and new locations, and back porting them
Dale> into slink, the broken tools issue is resolved.
Dale> In fact there is no real need to back-port these fixed tools into slink.
Dale> You only need to make the transitioning packages depend on the newer
Dale> version of the viewers and even incremental upgrades will work just fine.
Dale> (note, we do this all the time with libc when it breaks older versions of
Dale> other, unrelated, packages)
Dale> As a result, it was my understanding that (b) was a moot point and not
Dale> what we, as the technical committee, were being asked to resolve.
This sounds good.
Dale> It appears that you intend the symlink farm to extend to man and info
Dale> pages as well? That was not clear in your proposal to the committee.
Sorry, please ignore my blethering on this point. I must have
been asleep (that's it -- my excuse is sleep deprivation). No, I did
not mean to extend the symlink farm to man/info, since the programs
can handle multiple dirs by a simple configuration change.
>> Partial upgrades from slink to woody would have problems, but
>> adding stuff to slink-updates (Joey's proposal) would fix that.
Dale> As would adding dependencies to the appropriate packages.
<stu> Stupid nick highlighting <stu> Whenever someone starts with
"stupid" it highlights the nick. Hmm. Debian
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