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FWD: Bug#200905: dh_installdocs: don't install empty doc files



This strikes me as a good idea, unless someone has a legit reason to
include an empty documentations file in a package. So speak up if you
do. Maybe a zero length TODO could be considered to have some implied
meaning, but I've seen zero length everything including AUTHORS and
README and NEWS.

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From: Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 22:29:59 +0200
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <maintonly@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Bug#200905: dh_installdocs: don't install empty doc files
Reply-To: Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>, 200905-maintonly@bugs.debian.org
Organization: beamNet
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Package: debhelper
Version: 4.1.52
Severity: wishlist

Hi Joey.

Thanks for all the things debhelper does right for me.
I get lintian warnings for empty files in /usr/share/doc (e.g. TODO which will
sometimes be filled by upstream, sometimes be empty). It would be cool to have
debhelper (optionally?) discard those when they lack content.

Cheers

T.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux hardy 2.4.19-tv #1 Tue Mar 18 10:23:25 CET 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages debhelper depends on:
ii  binutils                 2.14.90.0.4-0.1 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  coreutils                5.0-4           The GNU core utilities
ii  coreutils [fileutils]    5.0-4           The GNU core utilities
ii  debconf-utils            1.2.42          debconf utilities
ii  dpkg-dev                 1.10.10         Package building tools for Debian
ii  file                     4.02-4          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  fileutils                4.1-10          GNU file management utilities
ii  html2text                1.3.0.1-1       An advanced HTML to text converter
ii  perl                     5.8.0-18        Larry Wall's Practical Extraction
ii  po-debconf               0.6.9           Manage translated Debconf template



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