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Re: Possible mass bug filing: non-doc packages recommending doc packages

Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat@klabs.be> wrote:

> The development documentation for libraries and programming languages
> should not be installed by the runtime.
> This probably means that packages like perl, python, texlive... should
> provide a $foo, $foo-doc and $foo-runtime (or -bin, or lib$foo, or
> whatever). Other package that needs to depend on that tool should then
> depend on $foo-runtime.

How could we separate texlive-$foo and texlive-$foo-runtime? 

And would it make any sense? While many people install python just
because an application they want needs the interpreter, users don't
usually install a TeX system because something needs it - but because
they want to right texts.

Only in the special case of software documentation does it happen that
the documentation is completely written, and the "user" (developer or
buildd) just needs the "runtime".

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
VCD Aschaffenburg-Miltenberg, ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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