should man-pages-* have Requires: man?

Ivana Varekova varekova at
Thu Apr 1 12:43:54 UTC 2010

On 03/10/2010 05:27 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 14:59 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> There is no strong dependency between "man" and "man-pages".
>> "man" is just one utility amongst many utilities which can be used to
>> process man-pages.
> Perhaps it would make sense to introduce a Provides:(man-reader) or some
> such and add a Requires on the same in the man pages.  That way any of
> the things which consume man pages can satisfy the requirement, not
> necessarily being man itself.  Seems a little obnoxious, but if the
> desire is to prevent a hard man-pages ->  man requirement...
Sorry for the late response, this solution seems fine for me. From my 
point of view man and man-db sould provide man-reader.

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