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Re: Bug#238948: Display README.Debian for new installs?

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> Package: apt-listchanges
> Version: 2.51
> Severity: wishlist
> Since apt-listchanges can already extract arbitrary files, this wouldn't be
> difficult to implement.  There is some question in my mind as to how the
> display would work, since README.Debian isn't in a standard format, and is
> probably too much information to display unconditionally.
> It's convention that README.Debian is the place that the user should have
> looked first (even if they don't have problems), and it might be good for it
> to be more visible.

It would.  However, I think it should only be displayed when installing
a new package and ignored on upgrades (anything that should be displayed
on upgrade show be in NEWS.Debian).

Also, I think it would be best to be displayed after the package has
been fully installed.  Often the README.Debian contains information
about setting up the package, and it would be much more useful if the
user could use that information immediately.

Are either of these possible with apt-listchanges?

You win again, gravity!

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