Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 964126
RFE: filter out provides/requires from %_docdir
Last modified: 2017-08-01 08:21:13 EDT
Please consider filtering out all provides/requires from %_docdir.
In Fedora packaging, %doc is often used to install example scripts. It's not uncommon for a package to ship examples for several major interpreted languages: python, perl, ruby, bash. In such cases, having a simple package pull in all the different interpreters to make the examples in %doc work seems a bit excessive.
"Files marked as documentation must not cause the package to pull in more dependencies than it would without the documentation."
It would be great if we could do it by default, without needing packagers to carefully filter out %_docdir deps manually in each and every spec file.
I'm adding stakeholders for python/perl/ruby to CC. Can anyone come up with an example where an autogenerated requires/provides from %doc would be beneficial?
Two real world examples with filtering:
perl ships a %perl_default_filter macro to make it easy to filter out requires from %_docdir: http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/perl.git/tree/macros.perl?h=f19#n37
dovecot filters out requires/provides from %docdir to avoid pulling in extra interpreters, http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/dovecot.git/tree/dovecot.spec?h=f19#n1
In Ruby packages, there is probably not much dependencies generated from, but there might be some due to shebangs.
Nevertheless, I am not aware of any autogenerated requires/provides which should be preserved.