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Re: Re^2: Will docbase find existing docreg files ?

Marco.Budde@hqsys.antar.com (Marco Budde) writes:
> Am 09.08.98 schrieb apharris # burrito.onshore.com ...
> 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.

You shouldn't be.

> 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
> APH> non-robust).
> 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?

Yes sir!

> 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  
> that ok?

Yes sir!

> 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?
> Great.

Excellent!  ;) Now there's just the problem of install-docs calls
being made before install-docs is installed, and how to deal with
that.  Any suggestions?

.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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