[Fedora-packaging] Many unowned directories in /usr/share/man

Dennis Gregorovic dgregor at redhat.com
Tue Jul 28 13:52:59 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-07-28 at 01:02 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 07/28/2009 12:49 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > On 07/27/2009 03:55 PM, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> >>> ca da eo es et gl hu id nb nl nn pt pt_BR sk sr sv tr zh_CN zh_TW
> >>
> >> Wouldn't it be best just to make 'filesystem' own the whole directory
> >> structure, and make the other packages just own the pages?
> >
> > I'm inclined to agree with this. Does anyone think this is a bad idea?
> IIRC, we discussed this topic several years ago and already agreed up 
> it, then :)
> IIRC², the only problem left had been agreeing upon which "languages to 
> carry" and how let this "extended filesystem" interact with rpm 
> --excludedocs.
Will the list of languages to carry be explicitly defined, or will it
just be the set of all languages that have one or man pages in the group
of @everything packages for that Fedora release?

> [Problem: ATM, these lang-subdirs are installed by individual packages, 
> i.e. most users only see a subset of "all languages". With an "extended 
> filesystem" people would see all of them, with most of them being empty.
> %ghosting them?]
> Ralf
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