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Re: [Fedora-packaging] COPYING (license) not under docdir



Ralf Corsepius wrote :

> If %{_datadir}/<something>/COPYING is used by a package, it's data, not
> documentation. %doc'ing it would be a fault.

Why? I don't understand why you claim (and not even just suggest) that.
%_defaultdocdir even defaults to a sub-directory of %_datadir in our
current setup.

I don't see why a program's data under %_datadir couldn't contain its
own online documentation, accessible from the program itself. And I
really think this should be considered perfectly fine, as long as all
of the relevant files are tagged as %doc in order to be easily
identifiable when querying the package.

This is even probably the reason why the %doc tag exists, since
otherwise, why would you need to query a package for its documentation
if it was mandatory for all of it to be
under /usr/share/doc/name-version-rel?

Matthias

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