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Re: /usr/doc

On Sun, Jul 21, 2002 at 05:12:52PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> If noone who is faimilar with the history and aims of this transition
> has any objects, the I will upload the new debhelper tomorrow, I guess.

Sounds good. I suppose Santiago'll also be uploading a base-files without
/usr/doc, if he hasn't already.

Anyway, I'd thought we were considering removing all the symlinks in one
shot rather than waiting for every package to be updated. Indeed, Manoj's
message to the tech ctte said:

]     We create the postinst, prerm now, installing the symlink, Once
] the move is over, we just have a prerm script removing the
] symlink. another release, (potato+2), we stop bothering, since we
] would have handled the most common case (and provide an base-files
] postinst script removing the symlinks for upgrades at that point).

Of course, this script's lack of existance atm is no reason not to upload
a new debhelper, etc.

The only thing that could cause problems is packages that still use
/usr/doc, which has been considered a RC bug for quite a while already,
and hand written prerms that are broken and fail if their symlink isn't
present. I don't think that's a showstopper, personally.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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