Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades
Chris Waters <email@example.com> writes:
> What I was suggesting was that we look for more basic underlying issues.
> Rather than focusing on the specific case of compressed vs. uncompressed
> documentation, we should look at the basic concept of files that can
> appear in different forms with different names. We already handle this
> at the gross inter-package level, but it might be nice to have a
> mechanism that can handle this within a package.
I would suggest that a cleaner solution than the ones presented that
would make most people happy would be the (discussed in the past)
config file options to dpkg like:
(set-dpkg-doc-policy! 'compressed) ;; The default
or whatever. Making these functions (and there could just as easily
be a shell script or command line option to do this) means that it
will automatically know to make the changes (next time it starts up)
whenever you change the option.
$ dpkg --set-doc-policy compressed
Compressing docs and adjusting documentation policy...done.
(And no I don't expect dpkg to use guile for it's config syntax (I'm
sure there are good reasons not to), but I can still imagine that it
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930