Bug 173087 - Do not generate autodeps for %doc files
Do not generate autodeps for %doc files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
: 152262 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-11-13 18:26 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-13 21:15:52 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2005-11-13 18:26:02 EST
Description of problem:

It is a common agreement that packages must work without %doc content
(see [1]). 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.

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[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageReviewGuidelines
    | - 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.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2005-11-13 21:15:52 EST
chmod -x /path/to/file disables autodeps.

Since when is it necessaryt for doco files to be executable?!?
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2005-11-13 22:12:07 EST
*** Bug 152262 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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