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Re: Multi-binary packages and documentation directories

On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Chris Fearnley wrote:

cjf >Guy and Dale bring up excellent points against my previous proposal.
cjf >So how about this variation on the theme:  the copyright and changelogs
cjf >go in /usr/doc/<source-pkg>.  /usr/doc/<binary-pkg> exists and is
cjf >either a symbolic link to /usr/doc/<source-pkg> or (in the case that
cjf >the documentation should be strictly separated between the several
cjf >packages), simply the copyright and changelogs are symlinks to
cjf >/usr/doc/<source-pkg> and the rest of the files may or may not be
cjf >symlinks as the situation warrants.

Keep it simple. /usr/doc/sourcepackage/ is enough.

cjf >At least if this advice were in the policy manual, it would help new
cjf >developers decide how to proceed.  I think it should be stated that
cjf >some packages may warrant exceptional treatment and the above is
cjf >advisory as opposed to manditory?  The manditory parts would be:
cjf >copyright and at least one changelog under /usr/doc/<pkg>.

That is already mandatory for all packages.

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