Re: Bug#40706: usr/share/doc vs. /usr/doc
>>"Santiago" == Santiago Vila <email@example.com> writes:
>> Create the symlink in post inst. dpkg need not be involved.
Santiago> Ah, but then this is not a simple one-line addition, as you said.
Oooh,m yes. One shall have the onerous burden of adding a well
published stanza to postinst and postrm. I think you are making a
mountain of a molehill.
Santiago> For most of my packages, I have to change just one line in
Santiago> debian/rules to be FHS-compliant. With your proposal, the
Santiago> amount of work is not doubled by maybe multiplied by three
Santiago> or four.
If you are too busy to add 3 or four times one line to you
packages, you should look into giving them up. The wnpp should help.
Santiago> We don't have to be FSSTND-compliant.
We used to be FSSTND compliant. No one is asking us to be that
in the future.
Santiago> We have to be FHS-compliant. Being FHS compliant for
Santiago> manpages and info and FSSTND-compliant for docs would be a
Santiago> really ugly mix.
Of course it would. But there is a transition period.
Santiago> I object to this proposal because I think we should not
Santiago> waste developer's time. Remember that we all are
Any developer who does not have even this much time should
probably not be one, since there may well be other things wrong in
the packages they have no time to fix.
Adding a well defined sdtanza to two maintianer scripts, and
deleting them at some point in the remote future, should not be too
onerous a task for any developer. If it is, please consider giving up
your packages so they may be better maintained.
Santiago> volunteers. Suppose I have a break of free time for Debian
Santiago> development, I can either:
Santiago> a) Convert four of my packages to FHS following current policy or
Santiago> b) Convert only two of my packages to FHS following your proposal.
I shall be happy to take over all your packages so you have
more free time.
Santiago> I will not insist *all* packages must move to
Santiago> /usr/share/doc, but those who do not are buggy anyway (with
Santiago> or without this proposal).
Santiago> I think it is *this* proposal what will slow down the
Santiago> transition to FHS. If we do not make symlinks, transition
Santiago> period will be much shorter, and many more packages will be
Santiago> converted by the time potato is released. Considering that
Santiago> packages using /usr/doc are currently buggy because we have
Santiago> already accepted FHS, this means potato will have less bugs
Santiago> if we do not make any symlinks.
I disagree with this hypothesis.
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