Re: Can /usr/share/doc/<pkg> be deleted on upgrade ?
Le 26 nov. 09 à 13:38, Lucas B. Cohen a écrit :
Esteemed Debian mentors,
Is it considered acceptable for a package to blindly delete, then
recreate its entire directory under /usr/share/doc upon installation
In worse-case scenarios, these could be illogically interpreted as
explicit permission for a package to rule unilateraly on its doc
It's not illogical, I really think no other package should ever put
anything in another package's /usr/doc/share/<pkg>. On the other hand,
I think it's best to keep the content of /usr/share/doc/<pkg> static
as much as possible. So what's in there is at most what dpkg has
unpacked there in the previous version of the package.
I have a use case in which a subdirectory is filled dynamically when
related packages are (un)installed, but everything remains under the
control of "pkg" (yorick-doc in this case). Only the output, which is
documentation, ends-up here. All the "source" files which are used to
generate this documentation are somewhere else. In particular,
packages which want to add documentation to yorick-doc add a file to /
usr/share/yorick-doc (NOT to /usr/share/doc/yorick-doc).
At any rate, yorick-doc remains free to do whatever it wants (whatever
I want...) in this directory, and the sysadmin remains free to remove