[arch-general] Why is README stripped from gawk package?

mpan archml-y1vf3axu at mpan.pl
Sun Jan 9 05:10:43 UTC 2022

>    Just a question of why the README is stripped from the gawk package. It
> seems that should be placed in /usr/share/doc/gawk, but that directory doesn't
> even exist. It holds the developer information and instead of having that
> information as part of the package, I ended up stumbling around gnu.org to
> find it (which sent me to the savannah.git... source for it)
>    Seems like a basic README should be in ../doc/pkgname for all packages.
   According to the PKGBUILD, nothing is being stripped. The Arch Linux 
package is just an archive of files produced by a script provided by 
upstream.⁽¹⁾ If the file isn’t present, it’s because gawk is not 
installing it in the first place.

   If anything is missing, consider filing a bug report to gawk 
developers at <bug-gawk at gnu.org>.

Cheers, mpan
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