Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades
On Mon, 19 Oct 1998, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > Peter> But perhaps coding an '--handle-uncompressed-docs' that is
> > Peter> disabled by default would be good.
> > dpkg does not know that a file is a document, or have any idea
> > of the information content of files in general,
True, but one could define the set of files potentially handled by my
hypothetical '--handle-uncompressed-docs' in an unambiguous way. For
example, any file that goes into /usr/doc/ or /usr/info (and maybe
/usr/man?) could be defined as a "doc" for the purposes of this
hypothetical option. Apologies for not being explicit about that.
In any case, while I think the idea is sensible, I know I'm not going to
get around to doing anything about it myself, so this will be my last post
on the topic.
Andy Dougherty firstname.lastname@example.org
Dept. of Physics
Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042