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Re: debhelper and multiple README files

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Joey Hess wrote:

> Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:31:52 -0800
> From: Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
> To: Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de>
> Cc: debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: debhelper and multiple README files
> Manfred Wassmann wrote:
> > Well, I'm not that familiar with debhelper yet. I mistakenly assumed that
> > dh_installdocs would set the permissions of the installed files. 
> > If it just copies that's nuts.
> > BTW I think it would be more suggestive if a command that installs doc
> > files would set the permissions right away. Is there any good reason that
> > it doesn't?
> Well, um, partly so that if dh_installdocs does not do what you want,
> you can work around it and still be assured of proper permissions once
> you run dh_fixperms?

But if it was done in the first place dh_fixperms was not required. In
other words, it would be redundant but failsafe and you created debhelper
to make life easier, dind't you? ;)

Manfred Wassmann
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