sgml-base dropping support for /usr/lib/sgml
The next version of sgml-base (to be uploaded in the weekend of June 20) will
drop support for the obsolete and deprecated directory '/usr/lib/sgml'.
This means that
* the symbolic link from '/usr/lib/sgml/catalog' to '/etc/sgml/catalog' will
* the transitional SGML catalog 'usr/lib/sgml/transitional.cat' will be
deregistered from the root SGML catalog '/etc/sgml/catalog' and removed
from the file system _iff_ it's found to be empty (this is checked and done
anytime 'install-sgmlcatalog --remove <package>' is called)
* the directory '/usr/lib/sgml' will not be created anymore in a new install
in the postinst of sgml-base
Currently there are only two packages left with files in /usr/lib/sgml:
* docbook-dsssl puts in '/usr/lib/sgml/stylesheet/dsssl/docbook/' a symbolic
link for backwards compatibility
* openjade1.3 puts in '/usr/lib/sgml/dtd' a couple of DTD's
None of these impact the removal of the support for '/usr/lib/sgml'. (but it
would still be nice to have them solved before the release of sarge).
If there are any packages that have '/usr/lib/sgml' (still) in their SGML
search path, please update them accordingly.
Please keep discussions related to this on debian-sgml.
Ardo van Rangelrooij Debian XML/SGML Group