On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 03:07:28PM +0300, Modestas Vainius wrote:
> apparently, Debian and Kubuntu use different paths for HTML docs. Debian uses 
> /usr/share/doc/kde4/HTML and Kubuntu uses /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML. I don't 
> know why this did happen (I didn't care much about KDE 4 in its very early <= 
> KDE 4.0.x days when it was unusable) though I would be very interested in 
> hearing good reasons. My wild guess is /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/common 
> conflict with kdelibs-data (KDE 3)?.

We do indeed change it to /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML.  This is so that it
uses the same directory as KDE 3 packages and their documentation can
appear in the KDE 4 khelpcentre.  I think Debian had some conflicting
packages which we didn't so it wasn't suitable to change at the time.

We install a symlink /usr/share/doc/kde4 -> /usr/share/doc/kde so we
don't have to change every package compared to Debian.

> So obviously this difference does not make kubuntu people very happy because 
> extra work is needed for merging packages from Debian. As far as I 
> understand, 
> they want Debian to switch.

Far be it from us to request anything of Debian :)

Jonathan

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