assistance with ubuntu-docs bug

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Apr 2 18:56:24 BST 2009

On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 10:01:48AM -0700, Jordan Mantha wrote:

> >

> > For those users, dpkg doesn't seem to want to remove the directory
> > because it isn't empty, and the package upgrade therefore fails.

> You could always rm -rf ;-)

Except using rmdir was meant to find exactly this kind of thing... :)  rm
-rf would avoid the upgrade error, but cause inconsistencies between the
filesystem and the dpkg database, and that's double-plus-ungood.

> > I think edubuntu-docs needs to be amended somehow, probably so that it
> > also uses the symlink and ships those files in the directory
> > /usr/share/ubuntu-docs/libs instead. But I'd appreciate some advice
> > about the best way to deal with this bug.

> It's entirely likely that edubuntu-docs could work without those files
> as they were primarily for a doc we aren't shipping anymore, or have
> them more local to the document (I think About Edubuntu is basically
> the only thing we're shipping) if they are used. In any case, I'll
> upload a fixed edubuntu-docs.

Once this is uploaded, ubuntu-docs will also need to Conflict with the old
version of edubuntu-docs.  (Not Breaks; we need to ensure that the package
is actually removed from the filesystem.)

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