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Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades

Zed Pobre <zed@moebius.interdestination.com> writes:

>     I don't agree here.  Some programs have included example files
> that are either c files that (unless there's a trick I don't know
> about) will not compile compressed, or example data files that cannot
> be read by the program in question compressed.  The svgalib package(s)
> comes to mind as an example.  Should I file a wishlist bug against
> policy that files meant to be compiled or used by programs otherwise
> not supporting gzip be left uncompressed?

Unless you're logged in as root, you're not going to be able to build
these example files inside /usr/doc (nor should you) anyway, so you'll
have to copy them somewhere else.  You can run gunzip on them then and
there's no problem.

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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