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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

I agree with you here, sendmail has the same problem.  Now, while it's nice to
have the documentation available, it shouldn't be NEEDED.  I almost never bother
looking at /usr/doc for the packages that I am familiar with.  Since this is a
fairly small hard drive(only a gig), I don't want to waste disk space on the
docs if I don't have to.  While most programs MUST ship with the license, it
shouldn't require they be there to run.

							Dave Bristel

On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Mr. Christopher F. Miller wrote:

> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 17:06:11 -0500
> From: "Mr. Christopher F. Miller" <cfm@maine.com>
> To: Brent Fulgham <bfulgham@xpsystems.com>
> Cc: Debian-Devel <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>,
>     David Bristel <targon@targonia.com>
> Subject: Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
> On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 01:40:03PM -0700, Brent Fulgham wrote:
> > > Another issue that needs to be addressed here is that Perl 
> > > has become a VERY standard part of ANY UNIX type OS.  Because 
> Perl may or may not be inevitable, but what about this in
> /etc/init.d/lprng?
> test -f $DAEMON -a -d /usr/doc/lprng || exit 0
> Why should the operation of a daemon depend on its
> documentation?
> We, for example, keep our docs on a single machine
> NFS mounted on our network. But now at boot time the
> default script for lprng dies silently.
> I'd not mind if it printed a message about where to 
> find docs to the console.
> cfm
> -- 
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