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Symlinking /usr/share/doc/<package> is not allowed

Several packages in Debian depend on another package and symlink their 
/usr/share/doc/<package> to the directory of this other package.

Section 13.5. of your policy says:

<--  snip  -->

13.5. Copyright information

     Every package must be accompanied by a verbatim copy of its copyright
     and distribution license in the file
     `/usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright'.  This file must neither be
     compressed nor be a symbolic link.

<--  snip  -->

This seems to imply that making /usr/share/doc/<package> a symlink is 
wrong, too.

Unless someone can convince me that my interpretation of your policy is 
wrong I'll start filing bugs against packages that symlink 
/usr/share/doc/<package> to the directory of another package.


BTW: I'm not subscribed to debian-devel.


       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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