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Re: Bug#40706: usr/share/doc vs. /usr/doc

> On 16 Jul 1999, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >         I propose that there be a syymlink from /usr/doc/<package> ->
> >  /usr/share/doc/<package>, managed by the p[ackage itself.

On Fri, 16 Jul 1999, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Symlinking /usr/doc/<package> to /usr/share/doc/<package> directly
> is not supported by dpkg, so additional and ugly tweaks would be required
> in maintainer scripts.

I believe the problem Santiago brings up is that dpkg will become confused
by files appearing in both /usr/doc/package and /usr/share/doc/package,
through the symlink.  If this is the case, can we amend the proposal to
symlink /usr/doc/package_FHS -> /usr/share/doc/package ?  (The exact name
is of course up for discussion.)  This should avoid that problem, and the
symlink in /usr/doc should be easy enough to find.

I admit that I am not a dpkg expert; I have probably misunderstood the
problem, as the solution seems too simple not to have been found


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