[Fedora-packaging] tex/latex doc install location

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Mon Jan 21 19:38:48 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 08:12:32AM -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> location.
> I also favor this reasoning but I know that we presently have other 
> examples of documentation following a different upstream convention (For 
> instance, ruby gems).  In addition, this case may be more like man, info, 
> or ghelp than like ruby gems.
> One thing I'd like to ask about from the original post::
>   In tex/latex bundled in fedora (I guess it comes from tetex and it is
>   now in texlive) there is a simple system to view documentation.
> What is this "simple system"?  We do have a rule that nothing marked as 
> %doc should break an application if it is not present on the system.  If 
> this help system is integrated into applications (like ghelp for gnome) 
> then this would count under that rule.  If it's more like man and info 
> pages then we'd want them to be marked as doc even if they are located 
> somewhere other than %{_docdir}.

It is more like info pages (and see the other response for more in-depth
explanations...), and should be marked as %doc. And they are rightly marked
as %doc in packages that installs them here (texlive, for example).


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