[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#711596: hoogle: postinst uses /usr/share/doc content (Policy 12.3)

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sat Jun 8 09:04:46 UTC 2013

Package: hoogle
Version: 4.2.16-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


a test with piuparts revealed that your package uses files from
/usr/share/doc in its maintainer scripts which is a violation of
Policy 12.3: "Packages must not require the existence of any files in
/usr/share/doc/ in order to function."

These files must be moved to /usr/share/$PACKAGE and may be symlinked
from /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGE.

This piuparts test prevents the installation of (most) files into
/usr/share/doc with 'dpkg --path-exclude=...'.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

  Selecting previously unselected package hoogle.
  (Reading database ... 14544 files and directories currently installed.)
  Unpacking hoogle (from .../hoogle_4.2.16-2+b2_amd64.deb) ...
  Setting up hoogle (4.2.16-2+b2) ...
  Starting keyword
  hoogle: download/keyword.txt: hGetContents: invalid argument (invalid byte sequence)
  Converting databases......................... done
  Combining 1 databases
  hoogle: *.hoo: openFile: does not exist (No such file or directory)
  dpkg: error processing hoogle (--configure):
   subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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