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Re: dhelp in woody will prevent woody release?

Chris Tillman (tillman@azstarnet.com) wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 01, 2001 at 10:45:28AM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> >> I've been trying to upgrade my system to woody. As it stands, dhelp will
> >> cause a woody release to be a major embarrassment to the Debian
> >> distribution. Version has a bug which causes installations of
> >> many other packages (which install help files) to complain.
> >>
> >> The bug is a year old, and the maintainer doesn't answer email. One
> >> respondent even tracked down the dbopen call within dhelp which is
> >> responsible (#109207). I believe the task falls to debian-doc, since
> >> dhelp relies on install-docs and doc-base, to correct this problem.
> >>
> >> If nothing else, we could just back out to Version 0.3.23, which works
> >> just fine on my otherwise woody system.
> >
> > dhelp was orphaned today, so somebody can adopt it and fix it up.
> That's great! I hope someone does adopt it. IMHO, the *idea* of dhelp is
> great; just make browsing and searching the docs that are already installed
> on your computer, easy. Without any web server or cgi.

Maybe it can than also be changed to use the doc-base files instead of forcing
packages to have a .dhelp file.

Ardo van Rangelrooij
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