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Bug#102199: Next stage in usr/doc -> usr/share/doc transition

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  From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>, `@silk.kitenet.net

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 02:02:17AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Do you mean accessing docs programatically (rare) or by reference in man
> pages and error messages (sorta common)? 

Programmatically, mainly.

> If the latter, it seems a bit
> late to ask for a thurough audit of all of debian's man pages and error
> messages and so on before the freeze[1].

It's only changing a "should". And we ought to be able to do the audit
fairly quickly: it just means doing a fair chunk of grepping.

> It also has the problem of the web server policy still requiring that
> "HTML documents for a package are stored in `/usr/share/doc/<package>'
> but should be accessed via symlinks as `/usr/doc/<package>'" (So at the
> minimum, your policy patch needs to deal with that, too.)

Errr, that's what my patch did deal with, though? Unless there's another
web server policy somewhere?

> I thought the idea was to freeze policy soon in preparation for freezing
> Debian?

The idea is to get policy to describe what we want to release, yes.


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