Re: WHERE are the docs?
On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 09:45:00AM -0500, William F. Dowling wrote:
> Sometimes docs don't get installed when you think they should, so
> using 'find ...' to find them is fruitless.
locate(1) is good. It can search the whole system quickly.
> Suggestion for Debian
> maintainers: at install time let me specify "I want all relevant docs
> by default". On one system I have (not my notebook) I managed
> (newbily surfing through dselect) to have installed gcc, but no gcc
> info pages. It took me a while to realize I needed the gcc-doc
> package. Why not have foo-docless packages for those who really don't
> want docs, and let the package foo contain the docs?
Because that wastes space and bandwidth on the mirrors. Packages with
separate doc-packages should recommends: foo-doc or suggests: foo-docs. If
they don't recommend or suggest the package with the docs, then you should
complain or file a bug report. :)
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