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Bug#616465: debian-policy: description file in each system directory

On Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:33:00 -0600
Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:

> To throw an idea out, I wonder if making the filesystem hierarchy
> standard (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/) more visible could have the
> same effect?  For example, there could be a package providing
> READMEs in system directories containing information on the purpose,
> rationale, and requirements for each directory, with text taken
> directly from the FHS. :)
> A nautilus plugin to show that same information sounds tempting.

Of course FHS descriptions should be included in Debian :-)

But creating special plugin for Nautilus is too complicated way IMHO.
Please do not forget KISS principle. I think that simple plain-text README
is simplest way that covers all needs. It can be viewed without any special
plugins by any file manager (mc for example).

Does Debian policy can recommend something (including READMEs)? Or policy can only
force something, no recommendations is possible?

Regards, Sergey

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