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#1 2022-10-28 22:44:05

Registered: 2006-07-08
Posts: 144

package version names in directory inside /usr/share/doc

Hello all,

please.. is this OK from Arch's point of view?


Or it should rather be:



find /usr/share/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d -name '*-[0-9]*' | wc -l  # 34 (including a false match: ntfs-3g)
find /usr/share/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d ! -name '*-[0-9]*' | wc -l  # 1259

Should this be reported and fixed (unless there is a good reason to keep it)? Thank you, j


#2 2022-10-28 23:04:03

Inspector Parrot
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 27,515

Re: package version names in directory inside /usr/share/doc

It's atypical, but I don't see why it'd be at all problematic.  If there's no good reason for it, then I'd request the packager change it as an improvement, but I'd hardly call it a bug.

But what package is this from?  [AUR]/tuxpaint already includes a fix for this and moves that directory to /usr/share/doc/tuxpaint.

EDIT: tuxpaint-git may not include this fix, and you could ask the maintainer of that package to add it.  But again, is there actually a problem?

Last edited by Trilby (2022-10-28 23:05:20)

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#3 2022-10-29 00:21:14

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Re: package version names in directory inside /usr/share/doc

Mod note: moving to AUR Issues

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