should man-pages-* have Requires: man?

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Mar 10 16:27:50 UTC 2010

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...

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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