uploaded first pkg: pd-motex

Hans-Christoph Steiner 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  
>> 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 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  
common license
- 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  
installed file?



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