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It should be fine to delete files in /usr/share/doc on Debian-based systems. The Debian policy explicitly specifies in section 12.3: Packages must not require the existence of any files in /usr/share/doc/ in order to function. [...] The system administrator should be able to delete files in /usr/share/doc/ without causing any programs to break. ...


Interfering with the Debian package manager by deleting files that are under its control is always a dangerous thing to do. Hence the inclusion of this paragraph in the documentation of localepurge: Please note, that this tool is a hack which is not integrated with Debian's package management system and therefore is not for the faint of heart. This ...

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