Re: Bug#52488: maint-guide can't be purged properly due to a .dhelp file
In article <20000202071757.B10158@kitenet.net>,
at Wed, 2 Feb 2000 07:17:57 -0800,
on Re: Bug#52488: maint-guide can't be purged properly due to a .dhelp file,
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Raul Miller wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 09:47:48AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > I would consider doc-base files that point to files in /usr/doc to be buggy.
> > You realize, of course, that potato packages are required to make their
> > docs visible in /usr/doc and may optionally store them in /usr/share/doc.
> > [Depending on which specific policy version is being implemented by
> > the package, among other things.]
> You missed the context I was replying to, which was a package with docs in
doc-base support file is not for users to read, but for the command
/usr/sbin/install-docs in doc-base package.
It is required (I think) to write the real location of the file
in doc-base support file (files under /usr/share/doc-base/) when
it has the location of html files, since dhelp_parse_fsstnd does
not trace the link provided by the package.
The target of doc-base is, I suppose, to support the documentation system
such like dhelp and dwww. So to provide the doc-base support, packages
should not cause the trouble with dwww or dhelp, unless the severe flaw
exists in them.
So I agree with Joey Hess in "bugginess", but many packages may have
this error, and the target of debhelper seems to "help" the developpers,
so I think a wishlist is not too much expectation for debhelper.
An automatic warning for this "buggy" doc-base support file may be
too much, I suppose.
Taketoshi Sano: <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>