Bug 1001247 - vxl : duplicate documentation files / potentially conflicting
vxl : duplicate documentation files / potentially conflicting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vxl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mario Ceresa
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: vxl
Blocks: F20UnversionedDocDirs
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Reported: 2013-08-26 15:55 EDT by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2016-07-19 06:19 EDT (History)
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Description Michael Schwendt 2013-08-26 15:55:23 EDT
Duplicate documentation files have been detected in the package
builds for Rawhide and Fedora 20. The likely cause is the unversioned
docdirs change in Fedora 20.

If your package %installs documentation files into %{_docdir}/%{name}/ to
store them in a subpackage, this now conflicts with using the %doc
macro in the base package. Since Fedora 20, the %doc macro installs into
the unversioned %{_docdir}/%{name}/ and includes everything in that
directory. One obvious fix is to decide between either using %doc or
installing into %{_docdir}/%{name}/ manually as explained in the
Packaging tricks Wiki section (for past dist releases and the versioned

General discussion of this problem:

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[semi-automated bug report]


=> vxl-1.17.0-12.fc20.src.rpm
=> vxl-doc-1.17.0-12.fc20.noarch in fedora-development-i386
  File conflict with: vxl-1.17.0-12.fc20.i686

=> vxl-1.17.0-12.fc20.src.rpm
=> vxl-1.17.0-12.fc20.i686 in fedora-development-i386
  File conflict with: vxl-doc-1.17.0-12.fc20.noarch
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2013-12-16 09:16:40 EST
The vxl-doc subpackage contains only this tiny file:


I've visited old builds in koji, and it had started like that. Why is it? Where is "all the documentation"? In the source code I see a core/doc/ tree. This ought to be re-reviewed, since such a -doc package doesn't make sense.


Unrelated issues:

 * The -doc package ought not depend on the base package, so it can really be installed without pulling in any dependencies,

 * Defining BuildRoot and cleaning it in %install is not needed anymore.

 * The %clean section is not needed anymore.

 * The Group tag of the base package ought to be "System Environment/Libraries" for a libs package like this.
Comment 2 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 10:00:39 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 06:19:10 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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