Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173087
Do not generate autodeps for %doc files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 EST
Description of problem:
It is a common agreement that packages must work without %doc content
(see ). This implicates that packages must work without dependencies
introduced by %doc files.
Therefore, 'rpm' should not generate dependencies for %doc files (at
least for Fedora). Especially for small packages it happens often that
their core functionality does not have dependencies but %doc contains
perl scripts adding a new (and huge) dependency.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
| - MUST: If a package includes something as %doc, it must not
| affect the runtime of the application. To summarize: If it is in
| %doc, the program must run properly if it is not present.
chmod -x /path/to/file disables autodeps.
Since when is it necessaryt for doco files to be executable?!?
*** Bug 152262 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***