uploaded first pkg: pd-motex
dr at jones.dk
Tue Aug 17 15:39:41 UTC 2010
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 05:16:09PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 15:35:10 (CEST), Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> README.txt and LICENSE.txt are part of the Pd library format. They
>> are part of the library, and the Help Browser (aka the library
>> browser) looks for them to display them. The library format is
>> basically a directory with files in it, and a subdir called
>> 'examples'. That install target actually serves to enforce that all
>> the standard files are there.
>> In this library, I could replace the file with a symlink to ../../../
>> common-licenses/GPL-2, but other libraries might have different
>> licenses so this wouldn't always be the case.
>I guess that both the license and the README.txt actually belongs to
>/usr/share/doc/$package, that's what debian policy tells us to do.
>IIRC, documentation browsers like dhelp and the default webserver's
>configurations publish /usr/share/doc so that users can browse package
>So moving these files and symlink them to where the package expect them
>seems to me the right thing to do.
This is wrong, actually:
Code must not depend on /usr/share/doc existing on the machine, so when
a file is needed both by runtime and below /usr/share/doc then the
actual file should be placed elsewhere and a symlink be placed below
Not sure if this is explicitly clarified in Debian Policy or only a
result of close-reading FHS (File Hierarchy Standard) or some such.
Perhaps look for sections regarding example scripts.
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