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

On Fri, Jul 16, 1999 at 01:11:36PM -0700, William Ono 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.

This would happen if the symlink were part of the package.  If it is
handled in postinst/prerm OTOH, the dpkg issue would be a non-issue.

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