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Re: behaviour of -doc packages

Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org) wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 04:36:08PM +0100, Nicolas Boullis wrote:
> > I was wondering where -doc packages should put their documentation
> > files. Should the foo-doc package put them in /usr/share/doc/foo/ or in
> > /usr/share/doc/foo-doc/?
> I would prefer it if they did both; that is, /usr/share/doc/foo-doc is a
> symlink to /usr/share/doc/foo and the docs are installed in
> /usr/share/doc/foo. This is a little more delicate to set up but is
> least confusing for users (since policy requires
> /usr/share/doc/foo-doc/copyright and /usr/share/doc/foo-doc/changelog*
> to exist anyway).

But then you assume foo-doc comes from the same source as foo.  In my case
(debiandoc-sgml and debiandoc-sgml-doc) both are separate source packages.
In that case the symlink you propose doesn't work and even breaks policy.

Ardo van Rangelrooij
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