assistance with ubuntu-docs bug

Matthew East mdke at
Mon Mar 30 08:10:26 BST 2009

Hi there,

We have a bug in ubuntu-docs which affects users who have upgraded
from Ubuntu 8.04. The bug is:

Thanks to some helpful commenters we can see that the problem is that
in Ubuntu 8.04 there was a symlink at /usr/share/gnome/help/libs and
in subsequent versions we have shipped a directory with files at
/usr/share/gnome/help/libs. As explained in comment 12 on the bug,
dpkg will not overwrite the symlink on upgrade.

So we need something in the package maintainer scripts which will
remove the symlink and permit the package to install the relevant
files in its place. The relevant commands have been posted in comment
15 on the bug, but I don't know how to include these in the package.
Is someone able to help?

Matthew East
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

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