uploaded first pkg: pd-motex
hans at at.or.at
Tue Aug 17 18:40:09 UTC 2010
On Aug 17, 2010, at 11:39 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> 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
>>> 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 documentation.
>> 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 /usr/share/doc.
> 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.
In this context, I think the above suggestion makes the most sense.
So here's my plan:
- make the LICENSE.txt file into a symlink, if GPL, BSD or other
- make usr/share/doc/pd-motex/README.txt a symlink to the one in the
I'd need to remove LICENSE.txt then make the symllnk. What's the best
way to remove the file? I could patch the Makefile to remove the line
in 'make install' that installs LICENSE.txt the add a link in debian/
links. Is there some easy/proper way in debhelper to just remove an
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