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Re: lintian: usr-doc-symlink-without-dependency

Adam Klein <aklein@eskimo.com> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 16, 1998 at 07:52:20PM +0000, Andy Mortimer wrote:
> > Dear Christian and the Debians,
> > 
> > Lintian gives the usr-doc-symlink-without-dependency error for most of the
> > svgalib packages. This is because (I think) it installs a symlink to
> > /usr/doc/svgalib, but this is provided by svgalibg1 (on which all other
> > packages depend), and not a package named svgalib.
> > 
> > Simple question: what should I do?
> > 
> > I rather like having /usr/doc/svgalib, as that seems to be the obvious place
> > for it. Perhaps it needs an override?
> Why?  lintian is supposed to make sure that packages follow Debian
> policy, and policy says that the /usr/doc directory should have the
> same name as the package.

Ah, but I do have /usr/doc/svgalib1g -> svgalib, and similarly for the other
packages; it is my understanding that this complies with policy.

The problem is that lintian disagrees with my interpretation, which is why I
thought it might be worth discussing ...



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