[Build-common-hackers] Bug#369268: why not filtering?

Micha Lenk micha at lenk.info
Mon May 29 12:05:12 UTC 2006

Hello Steffen,

Steffen Joeris schrieb:
> I really like to see that the README is installed automatically.
> Usually you want to install these READMEs and only in few cases you want to 
> keep them away from the binary package, so why not doing a filter-out?
> Specify what you want in the variable  DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL
> and maybe append a "filter-out README" or something similiar.

I believe you misunderstood my bugreport. I totally agree that it's 
usually a good idea having the README installed into each binary.

This bugreport is about having a common README in DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL 
overriding a README (from a different location) mentioned in per-package 
file <package>.docs.

Of course I could do filter-out README on my own. But that's not the 
point. The point is that I *expected* cdbs to respect the files listed 
in <package>.docs and installing those in preference to those listed in 
DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL. That's what I suppose it to be, and why I reported 
this bug. :-)

Having a workaround is of course also interesting: I helped me by having 
an additional binary-post-install/<package>:: hook in debian/rules which 
installs the wanted README again (calling dh_installdocs -p<package>).


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