Simultaneous release of gnucash and gnucash-docs ?

Sébastien Villemot sebastien at
Tue Oct 30 18:07:54 EDT 2012

Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:

> On 03-10-12 00:15, mrcardoor wrote:
>> Gert,
> It's Geert, not Gert but I know that's what you meant ;)
>>   I might be overlooking something but what about including a symbolic link
>> in the gnucash-docs patch that would redirect help queries in gnucash 2.4.x
>> (or if you rather, yelp) to the proper directory?
> Thanks for your suggestion. I had thought of this and I know it works. I had
> created some symlinks manually to verify if the new locations work well.
> I didn't pursue this solution because I don't know how to updated the makefile
> in a way that distro maintainers can use it as is. In the makefiles several
> macros are used. For creating directories there is a "macro" called
> $mkinstalldirs, for copying files there is $INSTALL_DATA. I may be wrong, but I
> thought package management systems (rpm, dpkg,...) use their own code to
> replace these. I didn't find a useful macro to create a symlink so I am unsure
> what to do here.
> If I use ln -s in the make install step and rm <link> in the uninstall step,
> would that be ok for packagers ? I have no idea. If so, that would be an easy
> solution indeed.

That would be ok for Debian. Symlinks are supported in dpkg, and we
don't use the uninstall rule.

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