[Fedora-packaging] Re: New draft packaging guidelines for OCaml

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Mar 3 19:50:46 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 11:57:40AM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 16:53 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >  - Clarify where documentation should go.  Currently my practice has
> >    been to put just the license file (if any) in the main package's %doc,
> >    and the license file plus all other documentation & examples in
> >    the devel subpackage.  This duplicates (only) the license file, but
> >    that seems acceptable since we shouldn't distribute software without
> >    its license.
> -devel packages should Require the main package, thus, there really
> isn't any need for the duplicate license copy.

But you could still just install the main package and not devel, and
then you are in the situation where Fedora has distributed a binary
and basically removed the licensing information.  It doesn't feel like
the right thing to do to me (but IANAL).


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