• Re: Bug#998160: Stop using /usr/share/doc/debian

    From RL@21:1/5 to joostvb@debian.org on Sun Nov 21 19:30:02 2021
    Joost van Baal-Ilić <joostvb@debian.org> writes:

    Source: debian-faq

    But how about the doc-debian package? That one now installs :

    /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt.gz /usr/share/doc/debian/constitution.*txt.gz /usr/share/doc/debian/debian-manifesto.gz /usr/share/doc/debian/mailing-lists.txt.gz /usr/share/doc/debian/social-contract.*txt.gz /usr/share/doc/debian/source-unpack.txt

    If those documents get moved, we can get rid of /usr/share/doc/debian/

    However, I myself am not quite sure if moving these documents is the
    thing to do. Opinions?

    No-one replied, so here is my opinion as a user
    - packages should put their docs in /usr/share/doc/<package>
    very few people will expect to look in /usr/share/doc/debian
    unlesss they installed a 'debian' package
    - some of those documents look old/out of date
    - who is the intended user of versions of files
    older than the current one? these should be on the website
    or mail-archive.com only
    - not sure the ones starting 'bug-' are useful - why so many and
    isnt the same info in 'man bts'?
    - source-unpack.txt doesnt seem to belong with the others, and
    shouldnt it be merged with the man-page of dpkg-source?

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