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Bug#59403: PROPOSED] restrictions on content of /usr/share/doc



On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 06:01:14PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Summary:
> 
> A proposal to limit the files that are placed in /usr/share/doc to those
> that are not referred to by any programs on the system.

Seconded.

> +
> +    Files in /usr/share/doc should not be referenced by any program, and
> +    the system adminostrator should be able to delete them without causing any
> +    programs to break. Any files that are referenced by programs but are also
> +    useful as standalone documentation should be installed under
> +    /usr/share/<package>/ and symlinked to /usr/share/doc/<package>/.
                                           ^^ 
"from" ?
"and a symlink added in" ?

As it is, it sounds backwards to me. No big deal.

/usr/{share,lib}/reportbug/ and so on is presumably the proper place for
extra things for reportbug, yes?

Cheers,
aj

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