Re: Can /usr/share/doc/<pkg> be deleted on upgrade ?
"Jesús M. Navarro" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Not personal but sysadmin related. When I want to find information
> about a given package I go to /usr/share/doc/<pkg> so I find
> reasonable that the local sysadmin would add notes about the package
> right there if needed.
No, I don't think that's reasonable. The ‘/usr’ hierarchy (with the
important exception of ‘/usr/local’) should be considered entirely the
province of the package management system; any files there can appear or
disappear as dictated by the packages.
The sysadmin's site-local files should be going under ‘/usr/local’,
which *is* out of bounds for the package manager.
> Less surprise path.
That's the benefit of following standards like the FHS: there are places
like ‘/usr’ that can be managed entirely by the package manager. Anyone
surprised by that isn't following established convention.
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