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Re: using symlinks for manpages

On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 11:15:36PM +0100, Nico Golde wrote:
> Hi,
> I package a program which creates symlinks with different
> names which point to one man page. lintian complains that
> the files are not gzipped. if i only rename them to .gz
> lintain says:
> E: mutt-ng: manpage-not-compressed-with-gzip usr/share/man/man1/muttngbug.1.gz
> E: mutt-ng: empty-manual-page usr/share/man/man1/muttngbug.1.gz
The symlinks should be relative:

  muttngbug.1.gz => muttng.1.gz

In fact, I believe all symlinks should be relative, except top-level
symlinks.  And packages probably shouldn't ship any of those:)


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