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Re: docdir with "packages" directory

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: docdir with "packages" directory
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:32:27 -0700
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John Calcote <address@hidden> writes:

> Just a quick question for those who might know.
> I understand that Automake generates ${docdir} as
> ${datarootdir}/doc/${PACKAGE}, as per the Automake manual, section 2.2.3.
> While messing around building RPM files recently, I happened to notice
> that most Linux distros like to put documentation files into
> ${datarootdir}/doc/*packages*/${PACKAGE}.

Debian doesn't.

> 2) Is there any movement within the Automake community to move toward
> the LSB directory structure as the default?

Does the LSB say something about this?  I don't recall seeing anything
in the FHS, but it's possible that LSB has additional file layout
standards outside the FHS.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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