[Fedora-packaging] RFE: Documentation packages - no base package dependency
sochotnicky at redhat.com
Mon Jun 10 09:53:28 UTC 2013
Quoting Michael Schwendt (2013-06-10 09:22:31)
> 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.
I know I know...Java has to be special case so our -doc packages are called
-javadoc. Can we somehow make the wording a bit more generic? (getting rid of
Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky at redhat.com>
Software Engineer - Developer Experience
Red Hat Inc. http://cz.redhat.com
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