Re: Lintian error: executable-in-usr-doc
On Tue, 19 Jan 1999, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Jan 1999, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > E: mh-book: executable-in-usr-doc
> > > usr/doc/mh-book/html/download/split/mh/bin/incs 0755
> > >
> > > So, can I let these example scripts be executable, or not?
> > Examples should go in /usr/doc/<package>examples/ . Lintian will not
> > complain about executables in that directory.
> I don't see a good reason why they could not be put directly in
> /usr/doc/<package> in case there are only a few of them.
> If allowing this requires to change policy, then I think we should change
I second this notion. I wrote a script for the wanpipe package that
checks to see if the kernel patches have been applied, and does this if
needed. It really doesn't belong in /usr/doc/$package/examples, but I put
it there to get lintian to be quiet. I don't think that it belongs
anywhere else - I definitely don't want to clutter up /usr/sbin with it,
and I don't think that it should be in /etc/wanpipe either.
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