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


In article <[🔎] 20000301180114.K5588@kitenet.net>,
  at Wed, 1 Mar 2000 18:01:14 -0800,
    on Bug#59403: [PROPOSED] restrictions on content of /usr/share/doc,
 Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Proposal: 
> The following diff is against section 6.3:
>      It is often a good idea to put text information files (`README's,
>      changelogs, and so forth) that come with the source package in
>      `/usr/share/doc/<package>' in the binary package.  However, you don't
>      need to install the instructions for building and installing the
>      package, of course!
> +
> +    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>/.

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