[Pkg-zsh-devel] Bug#469521: Bug#768937: zsh: [patch] not binNMU-safe due to --link-doc between arch-dep and arch-indep

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Nov 11 14:18:30 UTC 2014

Hi Simon,

Simon McVittie wrote:
> A lot of the zsh-common documents seem like they should be in zsh-doc
> anyway


> (historic changelogs, credits,

For example I consider the historic changelogs to be just an upstream
changelog splitted over several files. And IMHO the upstream changelog
should be there even if you don't install the zsh-doc package. (It
causes a lintian warning of severity "pedantic" if it's not there.) I
also consider CREDITS to belong to the default installation.

Then again I do see the argument of disk-space. The biggest
documentation files in zsh-common (using "dlocate -ls zsh-common |
sort -nk5 | egrep -v

-rw-r--r--    1 root root   10786 Oct 21 02:54 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/examples/Misc/compctl-examples.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root   13934 Oct  7 20:11 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/zsh-development-guide.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root   18424 Oct  7 20:11 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/NEWS.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root   31556 Oct 21 02:52 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/changelog.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root   37016 Oct 21 02:41 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/changelog.Debian.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root   49313 Oct  7 20:11 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/ChangeLog-3.0.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root   52416 Oct  7 20:11 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/ChangeLog-4.1.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root  146736 Oct  7 20:11 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/ChangeLog-3.1.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root  150819 Oct  7 20:11 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/ChangeLog-4.3.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root root  394073 Oct 21 02:53 /usr/share/doc/zsh-common/zsh.texi.gz

So that'd be around 800kB saved in zsh-common with zsh.texi.gz and the
historic changelogs moved to other binary packages.

> development style guides,

I already thought about that one, too. I think it belongs to zsh-dev
if it belongs anywhere else.


I think that's a useful nice summary of the upstream project. I think
that it should stay in zsh-common.

> zsh.texi.gz, or even not packaged (FTP-README,


> MACHINES); see also #469521.

Yeah, I know that bug report. I already commented about it and at
least MACHINES was my suggestion there. I must though admit that that
bug report was no more very present in my mind, so thanks for
reminding me.

> The release team would probably not be delighted by that change at
> this stage of the release process, though.

Definitely. But I still consider that bug of minor severity, so I'll
likely fix it somewhen after the Jessie release (or for Experimental),
but I can't say when.

I replied to #469521 only for that part of the discussion in #768937,
because that bug report should focus on the more severe stuff. :-)

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