Re: Possible mass bug filing: non-doc packages recommending doc packages
On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 02:58:56PM -0700, Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> > I think that lintian warning is the right way to do it.
> I don't -- I think there are too many false positives for a lintian
> warning given the thread. I also think this is fundamentally going in
> the wrong direction. Wouldn't our users expect to get the documentation
> with many of these packages by default? Normally you do get some
> documentation with things, and I've always been surprised by, say, ntp
> not including any documentation without installing a separate package.
I agree with this. I consider installing a program and *not*
installing its documentation to be an unusual situation, and if this
bug is filed I will treat it as a request to make my packages worse.
aptitude-doc is split out to save archive space and as a feature for
users who want to save a few megabytes by removing the user manual, not
because I want to force users to jump through hoops to get documentation
on their system.