Bug 61205 - Manual should be in %docdir, not /var
Summary: Manual should be in %docdir, not /var
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-15 14:08 UTC by kenneth_porter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 10:15:52 UTC
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Description kenneth_porter 2002-03-15 14:08:22 UTC
I installed php-manual, which installs itself into the Apache document tree, and discovered that 
my root paritition (which includes /var) all but filled up.

I think this violates the 
principle of least surprise. The Apache documentation is not variable data, so it should be in 
/usr/share/doc. When installing documentation, one expects it to go into /usr.

The default 
Apache installation should symlink from the HTML document directory (/var/www/html) to this. 
Separate module packages (such as PHP) should follow this model and keep their documentation in 
/usr/share/doc/<package>, symlinked from the appropriate subdirectory of the Apache 

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2004-09-21 10:15:52 UTC
Thanks for the report.  php-manual is no longer included in Fedora
Core or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which should avoid this particular

/var/www is the place where all web content is stored by default, so
is appropriate as the location of the manuals.

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