Re^2: Will docbase find existing docreg files ?
Am 09.08.98 schrieb apharris # burrito.onshore.com ...
APH> Actually, it's irrelevant where the files are installed, so long as
Well, there#re name space problems with this solution.
APH> It assumes that (a) files are .dhelp files, (which is wrong), (b)
APH> metadata is installed under /usr/doc (which is not required, and also
Of course it#s required.
APH> wrong, i.e., the local sysadmin should be able to maintain metadata
APH> under /usr/local or /opt or whatever they feel like), and (c) that
This is not possible with the /var solution. And at the moment I#m talking
only about the Debian documentation.
APH> metadata files are immediately recognizable by their filename, which
APH> is currently not required,
??? .docreg has to be part of the filename.
APH> and (d) all recognizable docreg files are
APH> meant to bbe installed (say, running 'locate .docreg' might turn up
APH> files, say checked out copies from a cvs repository; obviously
APH> checking in all files turned up by 'locate .docreg' would be
That#s right. At this problem will be fixed by your doc-base system :).
You have mentioned that you will store the the filenames of the installed
docreg files. Right?
That your package could offer a -r option. If the user users this option,
your program could call a registered dhelp script. This script will use
option -a of dhelp to add all registered .docreg files to a new db. Is
APH> My solution is, as I said, to maintain a list of installed docreg
APH> files in /var/state/metadata/docreg_files . What maintains the list?
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