[Distutils] Re: bdist_deb patches
dairiki at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 15:53:18 CET 2004
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:10:38 +0100, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> BTW, why do you need so many different options for specifying
> doc files ? Is that a Debian thing or requirement ?
Yes, precisely. It's a Debian thang.
The upstream changelog needs special treatment since, in the Debian package,
it is supposed to be named /usr/share/doc/<package>/changelog.gz.
CHANGES, or whatever.) Hence the --upstream-changelog option.
The license file needs special treatment because it is supposed to be
into the /usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright file. (The copyright file
is also supposed
to list the upstream author, where the upstream source can be obtained, and
who the Debian packager is.) Hence --license-file.
Examples are supposed to go in /usr/share/doc/<package>/examples/.
All other documentation (except man and info pages) just (as you would
naively expect) get copied into /usr/share/doc/<package>/. That's the
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