some differences between "doc" stuff and "license" stuff

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Mon Mar 9 08:29:05 UTC 2015

On Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:44:26 -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:

> On 03/08/2015 07:48 AM, Björn Persson wrote:
> > · Files under /usr/share/doc are automatically tagged as documentation
> > files even if "%doc" isn't used. Files under /usr/share/licenses are not
> > automatically tagged as license files, so they need to be preceded by
> > "%license" in file lists.
> I noticed the change to %doc files just a few days ago. Was this announced?

%doc hasn't changed.  %__docdir_path is the list of paths where included
files are marked as documentation automatically.

%license macro usage is covered by:

Such changes to the packaging guidelines usually are announced by the FPC
in their summary mails of what has changed.

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