[coreutils] require glibc-devel to prevent broken links in coreutils info manual (#959697)
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Fri May 17 08:39:00 UTC 2013
On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 04:25:43AM -0400, Ondrej Vasik wrote:
> ----- 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
> > nodocs
> 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.
Or better still, fix the coreutils user-targetted docs, to not refer to
glibc's developer-targetted docs. Coreutils docs could just include info
on how to set the TZ variable, instead of punting the task to glibc's
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