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Re: Packages with documentation only in /usr/share/doc

>>"Ben" == Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.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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