Re: Packages with documentation only in /usr/share/doc
>>"Ben" == Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ben> On Sun, Feb 06, 2000 at 02:46:25AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> And all package that move old contents of /usr/doc/$package_name/
>> to /usr/share/doc/$package_name/; and remove /usr/doc/$package_name/
>> would chew up your /usr/share/doc directory. Those packages would be
>> in strict conformace with policy.
Ben> As I told you on IRC, and just explained here again, the patch I made for
Ben> the current dpkg (as of 1.4.something) keeps this from happening. After
Ben> installing the new files, dpkg starts checking for old files to remove,
Ben> that are not referenced in the new package.
Either you are not listening, or you are being delibrately
Look Again. Did I say dpkg removed the files? Huh? I said the
packages that remove ... shall chew up your /usr/share/doc directory.
Now tell me how your patch to dpkg changes the behaviour of my
Ben> This avoids the ENTIRE issue, and for woody, we need to remove this kludge
Ben> in this manner.
No can do. Not unless you manage to solve partial upgrades to
woody, or packages that actively remove /usr/doc/<package>/* files
(perfectly legal under current policy.
Half bakes, simplisitc solutions are still as undesirable in
woody as they were in potato.
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