FreeBSD doc packages - docs/71153

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Aug 18 17:31:14 UTC 2005

Hiroki Sato wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> si> So, is there really a point in keeping doc packages around?  I don't
> si> really think they are that interesting and they in account for a large
> si> part of doc/ on the FTP mirrors.
>  I guess few people know about the doc packages and/or most of people
>  read the docs online only...

I am perfectly happy with the doc packages going away.  If someone wants to 
work on or follow docs, using CVS/CVSup works just fine.


What do people think about:

ln -s /usr/share/doc /usr/local/www/data/doc

    (s/data/data-dist, if you like)

...I try to set that up locally on anything that runs a webserver, just for the 
sake of having it locally, but maybe that would be a good idea in general?

Either put something similar to as 
/usr/share/doc/index.html, or perhaps even update the index.html.XX files 
already in www/data-dist to include a reference to localized FreeBSD docs.


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