Re: Migration to /usr/share/doc
On Mon, 2002-08-26 at 23:11, Giorgio Mandolfo wrote:
> I am trying not to use exclusively the simbolic link to /usr/share/doc/
> but to look directly to the new folder. Well, I there is a (very)
> simple and boring fact: the <tab> completion locks because there is
> /usr/share/doc-base/ too.
> I searched for some explanations about it in the Debian Policy, even if
> its name is self-explanatory. I did not find anything.
> So my questions/proposals are:
> - Why this directory exists? And what is it about?
It contains control files for the doc-base package. See
> - Is it possible to move their contents to /usr/share/doc/ allowing a
> faster search through the filesystem?
No. The files in /usr/share/doc-base/ are not documentation and do not
belong in /usr/share/doc/
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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