help documentation packaging locations
dave.nerd at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 17:00:22 UTC 2012
(Disclaimer: I'm both upstream and maintainer for a project)
Question regarding location of help documentation: I'm going to start
including help documentation with a program. In doing research for
packaging tips, there's both /usr/share/gnome/help/$package and
/usr/share/help/$locale. The vast majority are located under the
However, I came across this bug report
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736523) which states that
Gnome has moved to packaging documentation under the latter option.
It also includes how the rpm spec will handle the documentation files.
As a still novice packager, is this bug report and its rpm spec a good
example to use? Just want to make sure I have everything in order
since it's a big change for a pretty basic rpm spec.
(Also, I noticed Debian seems to put everything under
/usr/share/gnome/help/$package. Not a concern for this mailing list,
but it's something for me to keep in mind as I package debs for this
Thanks for any guidance,
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