Re: Bug#1273: less help file is a configuration file?
> > email@example.com (David H. Silber) said:
> Not to pick on Bill or anything, but this still doesn't make sense.
> If a package is broken enough that documentation needs to be changed
> at an installed site, that is a BUG. The problem should be reported,
> fixed by the maintainer (or possibly passed back to the author) and
> the package re-released.
Go ahead and pick on me if you think I deserve it. I can learn from
My initial response to this seems to have gone over the horizon, so
+ The latest package (version 290-3) doesn't declare less.hlp as a
+ I don't recall the reasoning behind my having done this with earlier
+ package versions, or why I stopped. I was probably thinking that if
+ the installer decided to translate the help text onto Albanian or
+ to otherwise modify it, he'd probably prefer the conffile handling
+ on upgrade to our silently overwriting his changes.