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Bug#498721: xorg-docs: documentations in non-standard location w/o hints



Package: xorg-docs
Version: 1:1.4-2
Severity: normal

Short story:
 * Please place documentation in /usr/shre/doc/xorg-docs
 * Otherwise, please place symlink in /usr/shre/doc/xorg-docs pointing
   to /usr/share/X11/doc
 * I file as normal since it does not follow de-facto standard.

Long story:

FHS saids:
4. The /usr Hierarchy
...
Specific Options

The following directories, or symbolic links to directories, must be in
/usr/share, if the corresponding subsystem is installed:

Directory       Description
dict    Word lists (optional)
doc     Miscellaneous documentation (optional)
...

And we expect all documentation is in places like /usr/shere/doc/<packagename> .

But xorg-docs has all the files in  /usr/share/X11/doc.
I know some package insalls documentation in places like
/usr/share/<packagename>/doc but they usually place symlink from
/usr/share/doc/<packagename>/ so people will not miss important
information.

I did not read all the build script but it looks like
debian/xorg-docs.install needs to be editted to do this.  Also
xspecs.install and xspecs.links together with debian/rulrs may require
update.

I do not see most of postscript files in the source.  If you excluded
with reason such as license, please indicate so. I am talking files in
/xorg-docs-1.4/hardcopy/

bdf.PS.gz    (must be distribued without fee)
ctext.PS.gz  (standard X)

I was guessing bdf.PS was non-free with pedantically Debian view but ...
it does not make sense.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (30, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

-- no debconf information



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