Bug#95065: Checklist is wrong on location of examples files
According to /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz:
- Examples and templates should now live in
/usr/share/<package> or /usr/lib/<package>, with
symbolic links from /usr/share/doc//<package>/examples as
However, section 13.7 of policy states:
Any examples (configurations, source files, whatever), should be
installed in a directory /usr/share/doc/package/examples. These files
should not be referenced by any program--they're there for the benefit
of the system administrator and users, as documentation only.
Architecture-specific example files should be installed in a directory
/usr/lib/package/examples, and files in /usr/share/doc/package/examples
symlink to files in it. Or the latter directory may be a symlink to the
Since policy is deemed to be authoritative over the checklist, I'd
propose changing the checklist text to the following:
- Arch-dependent examples and templates should now live in
/usr/lib/<package>, with symbolic links from
/usr/share/doc/<package> as needed.
- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux extant-streetcar-line.sixtyone 2.2.19 #1 Thu Apr 19 20:39:14 EDT 2001 i686
Versions of packages debian-policy depends on:
ii fileutils 4.0.43-1 GNU file management utilities.