[coreutils] require glibc-devel to prevent broken links in coreutils info manual (#959697)
ovasik at redhat.com
Fri May 17 08:25:43 UTC 2013
----- Original Message -----
> 2013/5/17 Ondrej Vasik < ovasik at redhat.com >
> ----- Original Message -----
> > 2013/5/17 Ondrej Vasik < ovasik at fedoraproject.org >
> > commit ed5396d91e0032fa7cbfd6cb0bde3d7850aba790
> > Author: Ondřej Vašík < ovasik at redhat.com >
> > Date: Fri May 17 09:21:51 2013 +0200
> > require glibc-devel to prevent broken links in coreutils info manual
> > (#959697)
> > I don't think having glibc-devel installed by default will make it.
> > Also you bugzilla number is wrong. (unrelated).
> Thanks, fixed the typo in changelog...
> Why do you think it will not make it work? Glibc info manuals are there, so
> the broken links should be prevented by this.
> The general idea of splitting packages is that you can install one that is
> required and not another that is optional.
> As coreutils is required by default, that's defeat the point to even have
> this split made. Because both will be required.
> My understanding is that libc*.info should be moved to the main glibc instead
> as most info file belong to the main package.
> One that doesn't want to install the documentation can still install with rpm
That's what I suggested to glibc maintainers - to move it to glibc-common, so everything would be fine. They insist that this info is intended for developers, therefore I have two options - require glibc-devel (just ~1M, most of the other files are links or small files) or live with broken links (and WONTFIX that). You are right about nodocs, though.
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