[Fedora-packaging] %doc killing files installed below %_defaultdocdir

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 13:05:17 UTC 2009

On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:47:24 +0900, Mamoru wrote:

> I have already seen that many packagers (including myself) once
> remove all installed document files and add them again
> using %doc, 

*scratching my head*

Removing all installed document files and adding them again is not really
the same. Particularly not if %doc places them elsewhere.

In the scenario I refer to, no installed files get removed by the packager.
They simply are lost silently/secretly.

> and I have seen no problem for this method.

Well, I've pointed out several risks, albeit not all. During review an
entire tree of installed documentation files got lost without the packager
noticing it.

Still interested in feedback from more people.

So, in case I approve the pkg with a final warning, nobody else comes
later and criticises me.

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