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Old 05-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Tomas Radej
 
Default Manpages using %doc

Hi,

Is it possible for man pages to use the %doc macro in the %files section in a spec file? In Guidelines, there's no explicit mention of it, and I haven't found a package having this behavior. However, I am reviewing spacewalk-pylint ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800899 ), which does this:

%files
%doc %{_mandir}/man8/spacewalk-pylint.8*

Can you please give me a stance on that?

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:20 PM
Jon Ciesla
 
Default Manpages using %doc

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:12 AM, Tomas Radej <tradej@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is it possible for man pages to use the %doc macro in the %files section in a spec file? In Guidelines, there's no explicit mention of it, and I haven't found a package having this behavior. However, I am reviewing spacewalk-pylint ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800899 ), which does this:
>
> * * * *%files
> * * * *%doc %{_mandir}/man8/spacewalk-pylint.8*
>
> Can you please give me a stance on that?

It seems more logical to list the man page in the regular %files
section, and leave doc for things like html, COPYING, README, etc.
Though I've never tried the above, I'm not sure whether it would put
the man page in /usr/share/doc/foo-version/, breaking man's ability to
find it, or put it in the man dir, and allow it to be left out if
--nodocs is passed.

Probably the latter, but I'd still keep it out of %doc. The only
reason people would use --nodocs is to save space, and man pages are
trivially small.

-J

> Thank you,
>
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