Re: Multiarch file overlap summary and proposal (was: Summary: dpkg shared / reference counted files and version match)
On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Guillem Jover wrote:
> I've never proposed to arch-qualify the filename for the stuff under
> /usr/share/doc/pkgname/, I've proposed to arch-qualify the pkgname in
> the path (/usr/share/doc/pkgname:arch/), but only for M-A:same packages,
> which are the only ones needing the disambiguation. This is how dpkg
> handles pkgname output, or how it stores their data in the db too.
> How many tools are there that actually read the binary package changelog
> file anyway?
There's apt-listchanges surely. And probably a bunch of other that are
I don't know if it's worth it, but if we go down that route, and if we
want to keep /usr/share/doc/pkgname on user's systems we could create
a new command in dpkg-maintscript-helper to manage that path as
a symlink to the native "M-A: same" package (if possible, otherwise
to any installed arch). That dpkg-maintscript-helper call could be
auto-enabled by debhelper for "M-A: same" packages.
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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