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

Jim Lynch wrote:
> +   Additionally, the system administrator should be able to say
> [to debconf maybe?]
> +   that files in /usr/share/doc never be installed, that they be
> +   removed all at once or, having originally preferred same, that
> +   they should be installed again from all packages that installs
> +   such a dir.

Policy doesn't deal in "should's" -- implement it and we can talk. :-)

IMHO, this is a dpkg design question. It's been suggested in the past that
it should be able to have a config file where you can say "don't unpack
files into /usr/share/doc". This has other uses, eg, with nfs mounted

see shy jo

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