Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82213
Please remove version number from %doc path.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of problem:
tagging files with %doc puts them into /usr/share/doc/<package>-<version>
I want to ask if <version> can be removed from the directory name:
since it is not (or should not) be possible to install multiple versions of the
same package alongside each other, <version> does not serve a purpose.
The <version> does make it a lot harder to refer to standardized file locations
for packages. If <version> were not present, it would be possible to write the
following in a webpage:
After installing package foo, you will find installed doco by clicking
The version number makes this rather painful.
If there is a reason for this, then I would appreciate this being documented.
I have searched in vain for it (actually: a manual with packaging policies for
RedHat would be much appreciated, MaximumRPM and the HOWTO don't cut it: they're
too low on details.)
Look at %docdir.