[tex-live] TeXlive for Debian - Comments from DD and Mentor(s)

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Aug 10 12:52:14 CEST 2005

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

>> According to policy, the documentation should be in/below
>> /usr/share/doc/debname/.  Therefore you should in fact make a symlink
>> from there to /usr/share/doc/texmf/<someplace>.
> So to be sure: The real files *MUST* exist in /usr/share/doc/debname/
> and the files in /usr/share/doc/texmf/... are symbolic links. True?

The direction of the symlink doesn't matter.  There's a "should" clause
in the Policy for /usr/share/doc/debname/, and there's a "must" clause
in texdoc'c code; but IMO both can be satisfied if the files can be
found at both places; the physical location doesn't matter.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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