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Re: Temporary solution for changelog problem in binNMUs

Jonathan Nieder writes ("Re: Temporary solution for changelog problem in binNMUs"):
> I was convinced of this until I remembered that package descriptions
> are very similar in this respect.  My gut feeling to expect to find
> changelogs in /usr/share/doc/<package> is actually mostly due to
> habit, I suspect.

Package descriptions are used pretty much only when choosing packages
which are not yet installed.  That's why they are replicated in
Packages files.

> > The right answer is the IMO the splitting as proposed by Ansgar.
> One problem that that doesn't solve is what to do when a package would
> be able to borrow its /doc/<package> directory from another package
> (using a symlink) but for the changelog and copyright (which gets even
> harder when binnmus are involved).  See http://bugs.debian.org/556015

Well, without having thought about this properly, I'm tempted to
suggest linkfarming.


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