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Re: Issue with Bug#112121: procmail-lib: Recipes belong in /usr/share, not /usr/lib

On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 09:18:39PM -0500, David Starner wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 07:46:52PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Currently, most users probably don't read README.Debian unless they have
> > a good reason, so while it's the correct place to put things like this,
> > they aren't always seen.  In the future, though, package management
> > frontends should make it easy to view README.Debian at installation
> > time.
> Why? It's not that hard to do "less /usr/share/doc/foo/README.Debian", or
> better yet, "cd /usr/share/doc/foo; ls; less whatever". I see no value in
> having the README.Debian displayed everytime I upgrade xfree86-common, and
> I seriously doubt I would catch anything important and new.

It's not that hard to do this for a single package, but it is a completely
different matter to do it by hand for every newly-installed package.  This
is something that frontends should simplify.

In the above text I wrote "at installation time", meaning when a package is
initially installed, not "everytime I upgrade".

 - mdz

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