[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#709850: nagios3-cgi: postinst uses /usr/share/doc content (Policy 12.3)

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sun May 26 01:49:14 UTC 2013

Package: nagios3-cgi
Version: 3.4.1-3
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 tests 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 nagios3-cgi.
  (Reading database ... 9730 files and directories currently installed.)
  Unpacking nagios3-cgi (from .../nagios3-cgi_3.4.1-3_amd64.deb) ...
  Setting up nagios3-cgi (3.4.1-3) ...
  Error: The new file /usr/share/doc/nagios3-common/examples/apache2.conf does not exist!
  dpkg: error processing nagios3-cgi (--configure):
   subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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