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Re: Policy 12.3: should I rename?

Neil Williams:
> On Sat, 16 Jul 2016 23:04:51 +0300
> Shachar Shemesh <shachar@debian.org> wrote:
>> Another question I have is regarding packaging. The Policy suggests
>> that libargtable2-doc should install the docs
>> to /usr/share/doc/libargtable2. It seems that debhelper is not a
>> friend in that regard, pushing me to install
>> to /usr/share/doc/libargtable2-doc. Am I missing some option that
>> would make that easy?
> debhelper is doing the right thing. /usr/share/doc/libargtable2-doc/ is
> correct as the package name is foo-doc (it's not the source package
> name, it's the binary package name).

Actually, 3.9.7 ratified that the documentation should go into the
"main" package.  Accordingly, debhelper is /not/ doing as the Policy
mandates.  I have added that in compat 11, as it will require changing
packages (e.g. doc-base files).


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