Re: fixing up /usr/doc
> I don't maintain any Debian packages, but I *use* Debian, and I'm telling
> you -- that directory sucks. Since there's no overwhelming reason to keep it
> that way, why not change it? Copyrights and ChangeLogs have their place, but
> that place is not /usr/doc. /usr/doc should be a place users can go to
> explore package documentation, not painstakingly cd from
> virtually-empty-directory to virtually-empty-directory.
In short, I agree. I've found the packages with almost-empty
/usr/doc/packagename directories mildly annoying. In addition, the sheer
number of subdirectories under /usr/doc makes it a nightmare to type "ls".
What about a solution of making a standard /usr/doc/Copyrights and
/usr/doc/ChangeLogs for copyrights and changelogs and then make it mandatory
that all Debian packages place their copyrights and changelogs in a
subdirectory under each of those? We'd waste some space in overhead by having
more sets of subdirs for each package, but at least it'd clean out a lot of
stuff under /usr/doc and make it more useable.
Have a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!
Randy (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Colebrook School District Technology Coordinator
Since I'm paid for results and technical knowledge, it should go without
saying that opinions expressed are my own and not those of my employer.