On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Alex Roitman had this to say:
>On 2003.11.26 16:37, dpeterson@... wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Alex Roitman had this to say:
>>> It seems a nice idea to have FAQ text available as a help menu item.
>> It would be better to put them (plain-text files)
>> somewhere like /usr/local/doc/gramps/ (or, more precisely,
>> $PREFIX/doc/$PACKAGE/) as is done with many projects. It seems
>> kind of silly to have a directory with one entry, though, perhaps we
>> could also place the ChangeLog file there as well.
>This is actually what's going on with Debian packages:
>/usr/share/doc/$PACKAGE is mandatory and usually contains ChangeLogs
>(both upstream and debian), NEWS, TODOs, etc, so that would be a proper
>place for the plain text FAQ file. We don't have to worry about this
>since it's done by debian maintainer at packaging time. I'm not sure
>how RPMs handle this, probably through gramps.spec files.
Yes. The RPMs just need an appropriate entry in the %files section. Of
course, this implies that the 'make install' step places those files there
>> >2. Wouldn't we also want to keep FAQ in top level distribution
>> Maybe. I'm not sure about this.
>I think we should. This is similar in all regards to NEWS, TODO,
>ChangeLog, etc. If people build from source, all they get is a tarball
>and then FAQ's place is right there, at the top level. The reason I
Agreed. I guess I should have said I was indifferent, rather than unsure.
You've convinced me, though. :)
>asked is that I added it to EXTRA_DIST to have it packed in the
>tarball. I'm not sure whether this is OK if it's going to be installed
I think this should be fine, but maybe someone else more intimate (hint,
hint, Alexandre) with autotools can comment better.
Donald A. Peterson | dpeterson@...
Ph.D. Research Associate |
Dept. of Chemistry | PH: (541) 737-7079
Oregon St. University | FAX: (541) 737-0480