Re: Bug#144456: ITP: qref -- debian quick reference.
On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 08:13:22PM -0700, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > > developers-reference. They just generate only one packages for all the
> > > languages.
> > Not good. IMHO, we could get to the problem of locales (that was
> > "fixed" with apt-localepurge)
> ?? This is transition package, isn't it? localepurge?
> Still ...
> This is just a simple script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded
> locale files and localized man pages. It will automatically be invoked upon
> completion of any apt installation run.
However, some packages provide documentation for all languages
(sample: gnome stuff) and we get into the same issues that localepurge
tried to fix for /usr/share/locale. This documentation is placed:
- under /usr/share/man. Since many translated manpages are not provided by
manpages-XX but by the upstream package
- under /usr/share/doc/package/ with different directories for each
If documentation packages (*not* Debian's) were to include both
the documentation and translated versions we could run into the same issue
as locales. The layout I proposed (part of my reply in the other thread)
could maybe be imposed also to packages whose upstream source is not
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