[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Bug#913572: Bug#913572: Shouldn't shipping broken symlinks be against policy?

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Wed Nov 14 03:40:00 GMT 2018

G. Branden Robinson:
> [..]
> $ man rust-gdb
> /usr/bin/man: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/rust-gdb.1.gz is a dangling symlink
> No manual entry for rust-gdb
> See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.
>> The man page is available in the rust-doc package which is already in
>> Suggests.
> In that case, isn't a better fix to put the symlink in that package,
> too?

Sorry, I made a typo. I meant that the man page (the target of the symlink) is in the gdb-doc package, which is already in the Suggests: of rust-gdb (the offending package containing the potentially-broken symlink).

The subsequent side replies to this thread (that I didn't directly respond to) were commenting on an incorrect situation, sorry to have wasted people's time.

In order to fix the bug I would have to either

a) rust-gdb Depends: gdb-doc, or
b) split rust-gdb into rust-gdb vs rust-gdb-doc where the latter Depends: gdb-doc and provides only 1 symlink

Both are IMO worse options than leaving the current situation as-is.


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