[Fedora-packaging] RFE: Documentation packages - no base packagedependency

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 07:59:20 UTC 2013

On Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:40:56 +0900, Mamoru Tasaka wrote:

> > 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.

> Perhaps meaning of "Independent" (documentation) is ambiguous.

"Separate documentation -doc packages ..."?

The word should refer to documentation that has been split off into a 
separate -doc package (because it's not required at run-time and
not at install-time either).

> I think it is better to write explicitly that duplicating directory
> ownership is allowed (if your new proposition is accepted).

That's covered by this already:

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