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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
   be removed
 * 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
<ardo@debian.org>              <debian-xml-sgml-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
http://people.debian.org/~ardo/      http://debian-xml-sgml.alioth.debian.org/

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