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From: Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 22:18:21 +0100 (CET) To: <email@example.com> Subject: Re: finishing up the /usr/share/doc transition Ben Collins wrote: > We just need a script/program that sanely does this transition, then > creates the /usr/doc -> share/doc symlink. No, we don't *need* any script to do this. One thing is that dpkg allows this to be done and another different one is that we *have* to do it. We agreed to make the transition on a per package basis. If we consider the transition almost finished and we want an empty /usr/doc we have just to *stop* requiring symlinks in maintainer scripts (which is something that we would do sooner or later). Once we stop making symlinks in /usr/doc, this directory will be emptied by itself, cleanly, and without risking the integrity of the system by complex scripts.
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