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
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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