Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 993905
kernel possibly affected by F-20 unversioned docdir change
Last modified: 2013-09-10 11:53:28 EDT
kernel was identified as a package possibly needing maintainer attention
due to the F-20 unversioned doc dir change. The identification is not
foolproof, it is basically this grep:
grep -E "(/doc|_docdir|_defaultdocdir).+version" *.spec
Please review your package and make the appropriate changes, if any. A
good starting point is checking the lines output by the above grep for
your specfile. For the vast majority of packages, after the changes,
the expected outcome is that documentation dirs in /usr/share/doc
should no longer contain the package version.
More information and tips:
We're not going to change this. The documentation installed by the kernel is very version specific, and the kernel is one of the few packages in Fedora that can have parallel installed versions.
Reopening just to confirm, is the intention for several kernel-doc to be parallel installable as well?
If yes, they currently aren't because the man pages which aren't installed into versioned dirs cause conflicts. Also if yes, yum's configuration should probably be adjusted accordingly (add kernel-doc to installonlypkgs).
(In reply to Ville Skyttä from comment #2)
> Reopening just to confirm, is the intention for several kernel-doc to be
> parallel installable as well?
> If yes, they currently aren't because the man pages which aren't installed
> into versioned dirs cause conflicts. Also if yes, yum's configuration should
> probably be adjusted accordingly (add kernel-doc to installonlypkgs).
Sigh. I hate that damn package.
The man pages that are installed are for kernel internals, and therefore still version specific. They're also essentially a copy of the HTML pages installed in /usr/share/doc/kernel-<version>. I think we'll just not install the man pages at all.