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Re: Vanishing /usr/doc symlink

On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 08:45:21AM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> You've got a point there. OTOH having _one_ symlink (ln -s share/doc
> /usr/doc) has been testet quite well since potato's release, and
> (c|sh)ould therefore be included in a fresh woody-install.
> I don't expect many packages to break, because the /usr/doc
> symlink-handling code usually starts with something like
> if [ -d /usr/doc ...

I agree.  Except for having my one problem of it disappearing, I have
encountered no problems with a /usr/doc symlink.  Perhaps base-files
could do something like:

if [ ! -e /usr/doc -a ! -L /usr/doc ]; then
    ln -s /usr/share/doc /usr/doc



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