Could someone, please, clarify situation with *-javadoc

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri May 7 19:01:05 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 13:41 -0400, Andrew Overholt wrote:
> > Sometimes *-javadoc sub-packages explicitly requires main package, and
> > sometimes - not. I'm not a java-expert, so I don't know which is
> > correct.
> I don't think it really matters.  In some cases, sure, it would be nice
> to ensure that the package is around if someone is looking at the API
> documentation.  Other times someone may only want to peruse the APIs
> without installing the implementation.
> Others will have different opinions so let's hear 'em.

This is where a "suggests" like Debian might be appropriate.  (Does
Debian do that for their javadocs?)


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