On 2010-05-23 22:06 +0200, Jonathan Riddell wrote:

> 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.

Hm, here khelpcenter4 has no problem finding documentation for both KDE 3
and KDE 4 packages.

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

This might lead to silently overwritten files at some time (if package A
installs /usr/share/doc/kde4/foo and package B installs
/usr/share/doc/kde/foo, there is a file conflict which dpkg will not
detect).

Sven

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