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Re: Bug#61116: /etc/motd references BOTH /usr/doc/*/copyright AND /usr/share/doc/*/copyright

reopen 61116

On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Santiago Vila wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Mar 2000, Adam Heath wrote:
> > package: base-files
> > severity: important
> > 
> > During my upgrade tonite, /etc/motd was flagged as a changed conf file, so I
> > hit 'D' to see the diff.  I was a little disturbed when I saw that it
> > referenced both doc dirs now.
> > 
> > As I understood it, for potato, /usr/share/doc is NOT manditory, and ALL pkgs
> > that install there should also have a /usr/doc symlink.  Only in woody will
> > /usr/share/doc be manditory.  However, even woody will still have /usr/doc
> > symlinks.  It is only in woody+1 where /usr/doc will be removed completely.
> I think you misunderstood the meaning of the phrase.
> It reads:
> "... the exact distribution terms for each program should be described in
> the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright or
> /usr/doc/*/copyright."
> This is just a hint to the user to let him know that the copyright files
> are being physically moved from /usr/doc/*/copyright to
> /usr/share/doc/*/copyright and that potato is a transition distribution
> where you can physically find copyright files in both places.
> Since it is true that you should find them in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright
> *or* /usr/doc/*/copyright, this is not a bug.

Ok, I'll let it slid that both dirs are mentioned.  However, the wording is
still wrong.

This phrase could be taken to mean that a file would be in either one or the
other, not both.  And anything in /usr/doc will be guaranteed to be in
/usr/share/doc(if it isn't, it is a bug on the pkg).

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ps: When this whole /usr/doc|/usr/share/doc thing was decided last fall, I
don't think any consensus was reached as to when to notify the users that we
were switching.  The discussion was just about how to do it.

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