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

>>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> writes:

    Santiago> Symlinking /usr/doc/<package> to
    Santiago> /usr/share/doc/<package> directly is not supported by
    Santiago> dpkg, so additional and ugly tweaks would be required in
    Santiago> maintainer scripts.

    Joey> Could you be a little more clear? Symlinking of
    Joey> /usr/doc/<package-foo> to /usr/doc/<package-bar> clearly
    Joey> works and doesn't bother dpkg at all. Many packages do this
    Joey> already.

If I remember, dpkg does not like replacing a directory with a
symlink. This may or may not still be the case.

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