Re: Vanishing /usr/doc symlink
>>"Santiago" == Santiago Vila <email@example.com> writes:
Santiago> The original plan said:
Santiago> 2. Post potato, we continue the transition, with the
Santiago> symlinks in place. Before freeze, we file
Santiago> important bugs against any package that has not
Santiago> been moved over (in one and a half release
Santiago> periods, we may be actually able to accomplish
Santiago> this), with NMU-fests to bring over the others.
That was the goal. Goals slip. We were not able to accomplish
it in time for woody freeze. Milestones slip.
Santiago> So at least the first thing I said does not seem wrong to me.
An informative footnote in policy states:
 These symlinks will be removed in the future, but they have to be
there for compatibility reasons until all packages have moved and the
policy is changed accordingly.
Policy has not been changed.
A quick recap:
potato: partial transition. /usr/doc is the place we point people
to. /usr/doc has some symlinks
woody: /usr/doc should have only symlinks. We point people to
woody +1 : policy changes just after woody release. symlinks are
supposed to go away now (only a recommends -- can't make
8000+ packages insta-buggy)
woody+n: when sufficient packages no longer have symlinks, policy
changed again to must not, and any packages with symlinks
in /usr/doc have release critical bugs. At this point
/usr/doc can go away.
Whether N==1 depends on how quickly people remove the symlinks.
Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar. S.J. Perelman
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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