[RFC] 1.7 Packaging: Documentation

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 15 17:24:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 07:17:28PM +0200, Reini Urban wrote:
> Eric Blake schrieb:
>> According to Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) on 8/15/2008 1:43 AM:
>>> As for license files, do we really need to install hundreds of copies of
>>> the same license?  IANAL, so does a symlink to the copy in base-files
>>> suffice, or is the mere presence of the latter enough?
>> I would prefer the symlink.  It's still nice to be able to read a
>> per-package license by following the symlink.
>>> 3) where to install docs
>>> Could we remove the versioning from the docdir and Cygwin README, IOW:
>>> /usr/share/doc/foo/
>>> /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/foo.README
> docdir without version ++
> But for the README I'd prefer the version.
> Dummy users might have troubles finding out the installed version. Hardly 
> anyone knows about /etc/setup/installed.db

But everyone should know about cygcheck.  That's what we should be pushing.


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