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Spider <email@example.com> writes:
> Well, the reason I suggest making it a FEATURE instead of anything else
> is because that way we can include the whole package of man
> pages and documentation in built binary packages, but simply prevent it
> from entering the "final" system afterwards.
> This would probably just mean a few lines to check the feature, and if
> it exists, scan usr/share/doc and remove all files that want to install
And why couldn't those lines check the INSTALL_PROTECT (if that's what
we'll call it) variable? Including the non-installed files in binary
packages would work doesn't really have anything to do with whether this
is implemented as a FEATURE flag or a separate variable.
The disadvantage of having FEATURE:s for it, is that it will be limited
to certain directories. Using a configuration variable, people can apply
it to whatever they want.
Björn Lindström <bkhl@...>
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