Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 12:55:19PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Colin Watson <email@example.com>
> > On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 03:27:33PM +0800, David Palmer wrote:
> > > Followed the line straight down from the root file to usr and into doc.
> > > Running a mix of woody and sarge.
> > It might still be there, but it's only full of symlinks to
> > /usr/share/doc, and all those symlinks should at some point be removed.
> By the way, is there any hope of getting rid of /usr/doc when sarge
> releases? Extrapolating from my my woody installation, it seems that
> all (?) woody packages have maintainer scripts that behave well if
> /usr/doc disappears, so something like
> if [ -d /usr/doc ] && ! ls -Ul /usr/doc | grep -q '^[^lt]'
> echo Removing obsolete /usr/doc directory
> rm -f /usr/doc/* && rmdir /usr/doc
> in base-files.postinst ought to get rid of /usr/doc now for most users.
1073 packages in unstable still set the /usr/doc symlink.
And your "all (?)" expresses it correctly, that there might be a few
woody packages that handle the /usr/doc symlink in a wrong way.
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