Re: duplicate documents
martin f firstname.lastname@example.org@Mon, 25 Mar 2002 15:08:52 +0100:
> - move all docs to a -doc package and delete all html and txt
> documentation (aside changelog, TODO, README etc) from the main
This sounds like the best solution to me..
> - install the docs that come with -src in the main package, but also
> provide a -doc package with the contents of the -doc tarball? this
> will efectively result in some duplicate docs installed on the user
Or maybe you can make the -doc package symlink to the packages also
available in -src. That'd be a solution as well.
> [..]. is it that /usr/share/doc/<package> may only be touched by
> <package> and never by another .deb?
Policy says that documentation should always be in
/usr/share/doc/<package>.. But this looks like an exception:
If your package comes with extensive documentation in a markup format
that can be converted to various other formats you should if possible
ship HTML versions in a binary package, in the directory
/usr/share/doc/<appropriate-package>' or its subdirectories.
 The rationale: The important thing here is that HTML docs should be
available in _some_ package, not necessarily in the main binary
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