Should %{name}-javadoc package require %{name}?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Mon Mar 8 17:42:40 UTC 2010

On Monday 08 March 2010, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> Hello All!
> I just found that many java-related packages have packaging issues,
> and one of them draws my attention - explicit "Requires: %{name} =
> %{version}-%{release}" in some *-javadoc packages. Since my java
> experience is rather small, I would like to ask you, dear List,
> whether %{name}-javadoc sub-packages really must require %{name}?

No, unless they actually require something from the main package, which would 
be unusual.

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