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authorjoey <joey>2000-02-08 00:07:41 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2000-02-08 00:07:41 +0000
commitdacaf44dc19c4620e4b09fa97a442a433b5fde82 (patch)
parent1b97b0bafbb7a6093dfcdfc9421673e62f44d1d1 (diff)
r336: * Documented that lynx is used to convert html changelogs. Closes: #54055
3 files changed, 6 insertions, 32 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index dc972ae..173278d 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -1,15 +1,8 @@
debhelper (2.0.87) unstable; urgency=low
- * README: Documented what you should do if you want to make a package that
- depends on another package, use the other package's doc dir as its own,
- with a symlink. Closes: #53381
- ** TODO ** this fix is not good enough, the /usr/doc symlink needs to
- be handled in the postinst, not appear in the .deb, to comply with
- policy.
- -- Joey Hess <> Sat, 15 Jan 2000 01:31:40 -0800
+ * Documented that lynx is used to convert html changelogs. Closes: #54055
+ -- Joey Hess <> Mon, 7 Feb 2000 16:01:19 -0800
debhelper (2.0.86) unstable; urgency=low
diff --git a/dh_installchangelogs.1 b/dh_installchangelogs.1
index 8009c4a..941b7cf 100644
--- a/dh_installchangelogs.1
+++ b/dh_installchangelogs.1
@@ -19,8 +19,9 @@ If an upstream changelog file is specified as an option, and the package is
not a native debian package, then this upstream changelog will be installed
as usr/share/doc/package/changelog in the package build directory. If the
changelog is a html file (determined by file extension), it will be
-installed as usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html instead (with a link to
+installed as usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html instead, and will be
+converted to plain text with lynx to generate
+usr/share/doc/package/changelog .
.B debhelper options
diff --git a/doc/README b/doc/README
index 14df20e..dcc42e6 100644
--- a/doc/README
+++ b/doc/README
@@ -56,26 +56,6 @@ EOF
system ($temp) / 256 == 0
or die "Problem with debhelper scripts: $!\n";
-Building a package that doesn't have a doc directory:
-Policy says that if a package depends on some other package, and they build
-from the same source, the package can make its doc directory be a symlink to
-the doc directory of the package it depends on. If you want to do this with
-debhelper, do the following (assumes the package is foo-doc, which depends
-on foo):
-dh_link usr/share/doc/foo usr/share/doc/foo-doc \
- usr/share/doc/foo usr/doc/foo-doc
-dh_installdocs -N foo-doc
-dh_installexamples -N foo-doc
-dh_installchangelogs -N foo-doc
-So the dh_link actually sets up the symlinks. Then the three debhelper commands
-that normally write into doc directory are told not to act on package
-foo-doc. Voila!
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