Description of problem:
libusbx-devel depends on libusbx-devel-doc, but there is absolutely nothing that I could find that requires the -doc package to be installed with the -devel package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install libusbx-devel
2. yum remove libusbx-devel-doc
yum wants to remove libusbx-devel due to the dependency.
libusbx-devel-doc is removed without affecting other packages.
Some users prefer to read documentation online, or from other sources, and should not be forced to have -doc subpackages installed alongside -devel.
I uncovered this during a system cleanup where I wanted removed unused -doc:
# rpm -qa | grep "\-doc" |grep -v "stuff_to_keep" | xargs yum remove
Thanks for the bug report. This was originally done, because the devel-docs used to be part of the -devel package and then moved to their own package so they could be noarch, to avoid multilib problems.
When this split was done, the Requires were added to make sure that people moving from the non split package to the split one did not all of a sudden loose the devel-docs.
Since all support Fedora versions now have the split version, these Requires to ensure a proper upgrade path are no longer needed and can be dropped.
I'll push builds fixing this to F-19 and rawhide, I don't believe this warrants an update for F-18.
libusbx-1.0.14-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
libusbx-1.0.14-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.