Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 12:08 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>>> "TK" == Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger(a)gmail.com>
> TK> yelp owns it. There's a question of whether packages which have
> TK> gnome help should Require yelp or not.
> What about a package that _only_ provides gnome help? The
> system-config-* packages have split out their documentation and I'm
> reviewing the new packages, but am stuck on this issue.
> TK> If yelp is not Required, then filesystem should own
> TK> /usr/share/gnome/help. If yelp is required, the filesystem
> TK> ownership will do no harm.
> This would imply that any package other than yelp or filesystem which
> owns /usr/share/gnome/help has a bug, I guess. More to file.
Filing more bugs does not really help improve this situation.
What situation precisely? The passage quoted implicates adding
/usr/share/gnome/help to the filesystem package and then changing
individual packages to not own /usr/share/gnome/help as filesystem would
then own it. That does seem like an improvement over the current situation.
I have a feeling you're thinking of something more meta, though.
Fixing rpm to handle directories sensibly would.
This is probably something you need to talk to the rpm maintainers
about. They've been making lots of changes to rpm recently. If you
have a proposal, they'll be able to tell us if it's something that's
doable in the continued rpm cleanup or something that goes too deeply
into what rpm is.