[Fedora-packaging] RFE: Documentation packages - no base package dependency

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 07:22:31 UTC 2013


Proposed addition to the guidelines:

    Independent documentation -doc packages typically don't require the
    base package. It should be possible to install documentation without
    having to install a program and all its dependencies.

Rationale: Recently, in package review requests, I've seen packagers apply
also to -doc packages. And there are packages in the collection, which
do that, too. This is a hindrance, especially if one only wants to peruse
the documentation or install API documentation for remote developing.
Of course, an exception to this is documentation in a special format,
which can only be viewed within an application.


Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) - Linux 3.9.4-301.fc19.x86_64
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