Re: where are guidelines?
firstname.lastname@example.org (joost witteveen) wrote on 23.09.96 in <m0v5I66-00013TC@rulcmc.leidenuniv.nl>:
> I believe in the good old days, the guidelines were in
> dpgk. But I just installed dpkg-1.3-?, and they have gone.
As discussed on the list, you need dpkg-dev.
> $ find /usr -name "*guideli*"
> find: ./doc/examples/modules/GOODIES: Permission denied
1. Who installed unreadable docs? That's a bug.
2. The guidelines are no longer called by that name. Last I looked, one
manual was *policy*, the other *program*.
> Could somebody please tell me what package I need to install to
> get them back? (Yes, I know of the dpkg -S option, but that doesn't
> help if the right package isn't installed to begin with)
The Contents files are your friend, except with the wrong name it doesn't
> Also, I was hoping I could find the guidelines as to how to update
> old packages to the new source format -- but I must be overlooking
> something very obvious (I'm sure), as I cannot find this eighter.
Somewhere in the *program* part, I think.