Re: Can /usr/share/doc/<pkg> be deleted on upgrade ?
Thibaut Paumard wrote:
> 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 or
>> upgrade ?
>> 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.
Thank you Thibaut. I really was thinking more about a human who would
have uncautiously stored some personal documentation in there.
Installing a new Debian release and finding out your personal notes have
been rm'd should IMHO not be a risk to the user, hower small.
Of course I understand the standard files under doc/ (and even the whole
directory) are under dpkg's control (obviously the, changelog copyright,
etc.). But perhaps user's don't.
> Regards, Thibaut.
Lucas B. Cohen
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