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Re: /usr/share/doc (was Re: weekly policy summary)

On Fri, Jul 30, 1999 at 01:21:32PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> What I would like to see is a package containing a script which does *two*
> things:
> 1. mv /usr/doc/* /usr/share/doc
> 2. Modify dpkg's internal databases (mainly the .list files in the
> directory /var/lib/dpkg/info) so that they are in sync with the
> previous changes.
> This
> a) would make the system to be /usr/share/doc-compliant.
> b) would avoid to touch every maintainer script in every package.
> c) would support upgrades and downgrades.

d) would be completely against everything in dpkg's docs about mucking
   with the internal database in programs and scripts directly (or at all
   for that matter)
e) pointless if the package maintainer does not move change the next
   version of the package to use /usr/share/doc
f) probably one of the most workable solutions suggested so far...  =D

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