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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 11:33:54PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Would you knock it off with the flamebait? 

That wasn't flamebait. You may have disagreed with it, it may have
be inaccurate or logically wrong, but it wasn't flamebait.

> I am not suggesting that anyone
> be forced to read any number of README.Debian files, just that it will,
> quite naturally, become part of the package installation process with the
> help of package management UIs.

And I disagree with your suggestion. Can you offer evidence?
> Not all README.Debians are alike.  Many of them contain information of the
> form "here is how Debian's foobar differs from upstream foobar, which you
> may be familiar with".  As such, it is not "in case of emergency"
> instructions, but a README in the traditional sense, to be read _before_
> using the software.

I glanced through the README.Debians on my disk. Out of about 15, 5 or 6
would be helpful to read before using the package; 7 or 8 had some
information that might be interesting to someone knowledgable about the
software; and a couple were worthless (empty or basically repeated the
description.) None of them were essential. 

If I'm in a documentation reading mood, I may as well pick up the README
file and other stuff in the /usr/share/doc/foo directory. I don't see
the reason to single out the README.Debian file.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
Pointless website: http://dvdeug.dhis.org
"I don't care if Bill personally has my name and reads my email and 
laughs at me. In fact, I'd be rather honored." - Joseph_Greg

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