Bug 108687 - Kernel documentation in incorrect location
Kernel documentation in incorrect location
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2003-10-31 00:48 EST by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-26 20:29:54 EDT
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Description Mike MacCana 2003-10-31 00:48:00 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031015

Description of problem:
Software on LSB based Operating Systems should, according to the FHS, install
itself under /usr/share/doc. 

Unlike all other software on Red Hat Linux, the kernel documentation installs
into its own location. It should be possible to install it into the standard
location and thus allow customers can find it where they expect.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install any other piece of software on Linux
2.Install the kernel
3.Find the documentation

Actual Results:  The kernel documentation is installed into a non standard location 

Expected Results:  The kernel documentation should be located under
/usr/share/doc/(package)-(version). If the kernel looks in the non standard
location for its documentation post-install, it should be patched accordingly.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike MacCana 2004-09-16 07:29:03 EDT
Arjan, is this possible?
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2004-09-16 07:33:48 EDT
[root@jackhammer noarch]# rpm -qlp
kernel-doc-2.6.8-1.569.root.noarch.rpm | head

how is this placed in the wrong location???
Comment 3 Mike MacCana 2004-09-26 20:20:28 EDT
Pardon, I'd been looking at kernel-source (which puts it in a
different location, but for an understandable reason) all this time.


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