[Build-common-hackers] Bug#369268: debhelper.mk: installs common docs instead of docs listed in package.docs

Micha Lenk micha at lenk.info
Tue Jun 6 20:55:33 UTC 2006

reopen 369268
thanks dear BTS

Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I'm closing this bug because it's not a cdbs issue.

I do not agree. I believe it's a cdbs issue, because cdbs behaves other 
than a simple user of cdbs (like me) would expect. The bug just makes 
the use of cdbs complicated. I believe cdbs should do the complicated 
thing - not the user. Otherwise cdbs tends to get pointless.

I suggest to alter dh_installdocs for support of installing files listed 
in <package>.docs in preference over the files specified on command 
line. Afterwards it should be fairly easy to fix this bug cleanly.


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