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

Vít Ondruch vondruch at redhat.com
Mon Jun 10 11:33:42 UTC 2013

Dne 10.6.2013 09:22, Michael Schwendt napsal(a):
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Documentation
> 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
>   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Requiring_Base_Package
> 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.
> Thoughts?

For rubygem- packages, we are used to put a lot of stuff not needed for 
runtime into -doc subpackage. That would mean to pay more attention to 
directory ownership. Not sure if the proposal would make the situation 


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