[arch-dev-public] info files / documentation

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Tue Aug 26 01:21:10 EDT 2008

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Andreas Radke wrote:

> Am Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:43:28 -0500
> schrieb "Dan McGee" <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de>
>> wrote:
>>> -2 fixes unwanted info directory.
>> Don't we want to keep the info/ dir, now that we had this discussion a
>> few months back? As info is the primary mode of documentation for some
>> of these GNU programs, it is probably helpful when people are getting
>> their system up and running if they don't yet have a net connection.
>> -Dan
> 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.
> -Andy

My understanding on this was that we include the info pages/docs. The only 
exception was for the case when the documentation increase the package 
size significantly like in the case of glib2. Then the maintainer can, at 
his discretion, disable docs.


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