Re: Can /usr/share/doc/<pkg> be deleted on upgrade ?
On Thu, Nov 26 2009, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 01:38:32PM +0100, Lucas B. Cohen wrote:
>> Is it considered acceptable for a package to blindly delete, then
>> recreate its entire directory under /usr/share/doc upon installation or
>> upgrade ?
> I would consider it extremely unacceptable. Your package can fiddle
> with files it owns, but anything else is Right Out.
Right. But a package owns the directory
/usr/share/doc/<package-name>, and other packages should not be dumping
things in there -- there should be no expectation of any directory
structure under another packages /usr/share/doc directory surviving.
Given that, while I consider it odd, and I would want an
explanation, I don't think other packages have a right to complain
Having sad that, I think this is not something anyone should do;
there are probably better solutions that can be arrived at.
"The Computer made me do it."
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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