User manual still not installed

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Sun Dec 15 10:19:47 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-12-15 at 20:02 +0200, Willem Ferguson wrote:
> My build directory is /home/subsurface
> Building results in perfect .html file in 
> /home/subsurface/Documentation/ as well as image/ as well as 
> image/icons/ subfolders with all image, all inside Documentation. 
> Subsurface binary is created in /home/subsurface, as it should be. All 
> of this appears perfect.
> In addition, subsurface binary is also put in /usr/bin. But there is no 
> additional copy of the documentation generated anywhere where I can see.

This is the part I don't get.

if you just run


no subsurface binary should be placed into /usr/bin

and if you run

sudo make install

then both subsurface and all its support files,
including /usr/share/subsurface/Documentation should be installed

> What I did just as a test was to create a /usr/bin/Documentation folder 
> with the manual and then the executable in /usr/bin/ sees the manual 
> perfectly.

But that's just WRONG :-)

> Only question is, seen from a Linux purist point of view, whether 
> /usr/bin/Documentation is the best place. But this issue is totally 
> irrelevant with respect to version 4.0.

No, that's a terrible place. The best place would arguably
be /usr/share/doc/subsurface - but we went
with /usr/share/subsurface/Documentation


> On 15/12/2013 18:53, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> >
> > That's lacking a bit too much context...
> >
> > When you build under Ubuntu, is the html file built correctly?
> > Where?
> >
> > When you install under Ubuntu, what is installed?
> >
> > (I cannot begin to tell you how much I hate Ubuntu...)
> >
> > /D

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