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Re: Vanishing /usr/doc symlink

On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Adam Heath wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Could you please give an example of such package?
> > Does dpkg not break horribly in such case?
> No, because those packages do such movement in the preinst, before dpkg has
> unpacked them, and before dpkg has considered files for removal.

No. Manoj already clarified this. The move he refers is done for
generated files not inside the .deb archive, which of course have to
be moved by maintainer scripts since dpkg does not know about them.

Manoj wrote:
> Packages which move  /usr/doc/$package dirs to subdirs in
> /usr/share/doc/$package are:
>angband, angband-doc, c2man, cvs-buildpackage, dist, flex, gnus,
>kernel-package, latex2html, libcgi-perl, mailagent, make, pkg-order,
>psgml, vm

Neither flex or make, for example, have a preinst.

> Why not learn how dpkg works(ie, why not read policy)?.

Why not check the facts before replying to posts in mailing lists?

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