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Leo Laursen <ll_news@...> writes:
> This was sent to gentoo-user, but I was informed that this list is more
> Hi. I am rather new to gentoo, so I don't know if this has been
> discussed before.
> On debian and now gentoo, one little irritating issue is the large
> number of files in /usr/share/doc. On gentoo there is a very natural
> solution by mirroring the portage tree in the doc directory.
> Eg. /usr/share/doc/mutt-1.5.6 would be
> It should be quite easy to implement (I think).
I agree. At the moment it sucks to have
/usr/share/doc/foo-package-x.y.z/ as it is impossible to bookmark
such a place over upgrades. I think you're mistaken about Debian's
approach though. IIRC, on Debian its /usr/share/doc/foo-package
(ie. no version information in the path name).
You proposal has a sub-directory for the portage category. I
wouldn't bother with that. A flat view is more useful, IMO. You
also have a sub-directory for versions -- that is not really
necessary -- most packages have only one slot.
Gentoo Linux Developer