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Re: Bug#99714: dh_installexamples: install examples in /usr/share/$package/examples/ (with symlink from /usr/share/doc/$package/examples)



On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 01:02:38PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Arthur Korn wrote:
> > As of Policy version 3.5.3.0 examples should be installed in either of
> > /usr/{lib,share}/$package/. This patch makes dh_installexamples install
> > examples in /usr/share/$package/examples/ and create a symlink from
> > /usr/share/doc/$package/examples to /usr/share/$package/examples.
> 
> That is not the intent of policy (I should know; I drafted that
> modification). The intent is that packages may, rarely, have
> architecture dependant example files. Such files cannot go in
> /usr/share, so policy now says put them in /usr/lib, with a symlink to
> the other location.

Not quite ;-)

The intent was that *template* files which are used by maintainer
scripts to initialise configuration files cannot live in
/usr/share/doc.

> It is unfortunate that the upgrading-checklist incorrectly summarizes
> this change when it says:

Corrected in 3.5.5.0 (uploaded yesterday), with a comment in the
3.5.5.0 checklist section about this matter.

   Julian

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