On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:57 PM, Andreas Radke firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think there was no rule decided. Afair we wanted to let it up to the maintainer if he wants to add info files and further documentation when he thinks it's helpful. I don't use the info command at all but could also live with enabling all documentation. We ship headers in every case so why not all possible content upstream developers install by default.
Maybe we should put a clear statement into the Arch packaging standards wiki page.
The condition for letting it up to the maintainer was "if the docs are too big for a given package". http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2008-April/005913.html
A side-note about the future docs handling in makepkg 3.3 :
There was only one example of docs insanely big, and it was not info docs, but gtk-docs : http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2008-April/005923.html
Allan also recently found out that info docs were not compressed: http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2008-August/012780.html For fixing this, he decided to have man pages and info pages treated exactly the same, which makes perfectly sense and is fully supported by Dan and I. So with makepkg 3.3, the info pages will always be included and compressed : http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=pacman.git;a=commitdiff;h=7865fb9af487f7ca0...
The !docs option is still useful and needed for removing the really big docs like gtk-docs in the glib2 package.