Re^6: strange behavior of dh_dhelp
Am 30.09.99 schrieb joey # kitenet.net ...
JH> > (a) symlinks don#t work with the http protocol
JH> You know, I've read the http protocol, and I don't recal any mention of
JH> such unix-centric concepts of symlinks, especially not any prohibition of
JH> them. If you're going to keep insisting the http protocol doesn't support
JH> symlinks, please quite me chapter and verse from RFC 2068.
Ok, you#re right. But the classic http daemons (cern for example) used/use
chroot() for security reasons. You#re right, the current apache package
supports symlinks, but will all users use apache? Will all users use
FollowSymLink (a dangerous feature?). Is a http daemon broken, because it
doesn#t follow these symlinks?
I would suggest:
(1) All packages of Debian 2.2 have to use /usr/share/doc. If we
have FHS and FSSTND packages we will get a chaos.
(2) All packages of Debian 2.2 have to use a symlink in /usr/doc to
support a mixture of Debian 2.1 and 2.2 packages.
(3) The user uses /usr/share/doc to avoid problems with the symlinks
and problems in Debian 2.3.
P.S.: Of course dhelp will support the latest policy (if this is
possible), but it#s not a really good solution.
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