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Re: Bug#998160: Stop using /usr/share/doc/debian

Joost van Baal-Ilić <joostvb@debian.org> writes:

>> Source: debian-faq

> But how about the doc-debian package? That one now installs :
> /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-log-access.txt
> /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-*.txt.gz
> /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt.gz
> /usr/share/doc/debian/constitution.*txt.gz
> /usr/share/doc/debian/debian-manifesto.gz
> /usr/share/doc/debian/mailing-lists.txt.gz
> /usr/share/doc/debian/social-contract.*txt.gz
> /usr/share/doc/debian/source-unpack.txt
> If those documents get moved, we can get rid of /usr/share/doc/debian/
> .
> However, I myself am not quite sure if moving these documents is the
> right
> thing to do.  Opinions?

No-one replied, so here is my opinion as a user
- packages should put their docs in /usr/share/doc/<package>
  very few people will expect to look in /usr/share/doc/debian
  unlesss they installed a 'debian' package
- some of those documents look old/out of date
  - who is the intended user of versions of files
     older than the current one? these should be on the website
     or mail-archive.com only
  - not sure the ones starting 'bug-' are useful - why so many and
     isnt the same info in 'man bts'?
  - source-unpack.txt doesnt seem to belong with the others, and
     shouldnt it be merged with the man-page of dpkg-source?

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