[Bug 473874] rpmbuild generates perl provides/depends differently in F-10 than any prior level

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--- Comment #10 from Chris Weyl <cweyl at alumni.drew.edu>  2008-12-01 12:13:59 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> Documentation is for humans to read. If a script is truly just documentation
> then packaging it as executable is just as much a defect as packaging man pages
> with executable bits set. But that's well into the land of "spec and packaging
> hygiene and policies" department which I've zero interest in arguing over, and
> little to do with the actual issue here.

In this case, the included scripts under %_docdir are not marked as executable;
Ralf's comment that bits under %_docdir shouldn't be scanned for dep tracking
is with merit, methinks.

The real issue here is that this change in behaviour has potential implications
for dep/req generation for all packages in Fedora with anything under %_docdir
that was previously not scanned.

I would think a good resolution for this would either be:

1) revert to the prior behaviour; or
2) allow certain directories to be easily excluded from autodep/prov, and
default %_docdir to being excluded.

Personally, I'd prefer #2 :)

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