-doc vs -devel-doc vs -user-doc

Mamoru Tasaka mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sun Aug 15 18:51:29 UTC 2010

Guillermo Gómez wrote, at 08/16/2010 03:35 AM +9:00:
> keeping my wonders and researchs on building rpms and since im creating
> a -doc pkg for rubygem-state_machine, because it seems it's a good idea
> and following previous discussión about if tests are documentation or
> not, it came to me the question about what about devel docs vs user doc
> rpm pkgs (where user is a regular user who uses certain app, and devel
> is a programmer who uses the app or library to devel certain derivative
> work).
> Should the -devel pkg include the whole documentation files in it? or it
> would requires furthers splitting as -doc-devel (-devel-doc)? (not so
> good idea for me)
> If the main pkg is a user application one might think about -user-doc
> subpkg.
> if the main pkg is a library, one might think about a -devel-doc subpkg.
> any thoughts or policies about this?
> krgds

-devel is usually used for putting C header files or so, and
I don't think we should use foo-devel{,-doc} naming for these
"documentation" files.

Also I think introducing "-user-doc" or "-devel-doc" naming is just


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