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Re: /usr/man -> /usr/share/man, etc

On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 09:46:03AM +0100, Richard Kettlewell wrote:
> > Those are configuration files, and nothing guarantees that the user
> > will use the generic file or fold in the changes made in it. Such
> > dependency wouldn't be reliable.
> I think I already pointed out that this is a solvable problem.

Adding "Conflicts: man-db (<< foo)" to each FHS-ized package is still too
much work for too little gain. Plus, it bloats dpkg and apt databases. :)

> > The Release Notes mention in one place that you can't access
> > manpages in /usr/share/man without upgrading man-db. I haven't
> > noticed any bug reports from users saying they can't view some
> > manpages. I don't think anyone will have a major problem with this.
> Personally I decided it'd be more sensible to ask here than to submit
> a bug report against every package affected.

Most definitely, thanks.

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