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Bug#857257: Re: Supporting configuration file changes between versions in unstable/testing

On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:22 +0100, Philip Hands wrote:

> The problem with upgrades is due to the change of location of the
> defaults which were being read from under /usr/share/doc/
> Not using /usr/share/doc/ in this way is a clear improvement.

Indeed, if only because it would fix a policy vioalation :)

12.3. Additional documentation
     Packages must not require the existence of any files in
     `/usr/share/doc/' in order to function [1].
[1]  The system administrator should be able to delete files in
     `/usr/share/doc/' without causing any programs to break.


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