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patch #6419: Symlink ruleset READMEs from /usr/share/doc

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Mon Oct 12 20:44:34 2015  
Category: docsPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Planned Release: 2.6.x, 3.0.0Contains string changes: None

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Tue Oct 13 20:48:18 2015, comment #1:

I'm not entirely sure I want us to do that, or should we leave it to distros. Namely I would not like the dangling symlinks when DESTDIR is being used.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
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Mon Oct 12 20:44:34 2015, original submission:

Patch #6348 et al are moving files like README.ruleset_civ2civ3 from doc/ to data/ so that they can be read in-game, which is a fine thing to do.

I think it would be nice though if in an installed Freeciv installation these documents continued to be visible in $DOCDIR (/usr/share/doc/freeciv or wherever), because they've traditionally been visible there and because they continue to be useful as standalone docs.

I think a symlink from $DOCDIR to the copy in /usr/share/freeciv would do. I don't think it matters much which is the symlink, and this way lets us maintain the property that Freeciv can be run out of its build directory (since data/civ2civ3/README.civ2civ3 will be present).

I've checked with a Debian developer and I don't think that such a symlink (in either direction) will violate policy or cause trouble in Debian, and hence probably not elsewhere either.

I haven't checked how/whether "make install" can be made to do this.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator


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