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Re: Policy for /usr/doc/<pkg-name>-doc

On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 07:58:25PM +0000, David Rocher wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 11:33:39AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > As a user I prefer that /usr/doc/<pkgname>-doc be a link to
> > /usr/doc/<pkgname>, then the extra docs fall under somthing like this
> the problem with that approch is you need to install <pkgname> before
> <pkgname>-doc. <pkgname>-doc should depends on <pkgname> to avoid
> a broken symlink. So you can't only install <pkgname>-doc to read
> the documentation without <pkgname>. Sometimes it's nice to have
> only the documentation.

Since the -doc package installs stuff into /usr/doc/<pkgname>, the symlink
won't be broken.

But more importantly, why does the -doc package even need its own directory
in /usr/doc?  I know, policy says something about it, but that can always be
changed.  As it is, I always have to look in _both_ the <pkg> and <pkg>-doc
directories to find the documentation anyway.  Why not centralize it in


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