[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] docpurge in maemo 2.1

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Wed Dec 13 14:33:28 EET 2006
"ext Miko Nieminen" <miko.nieminen at gmail.com> writes:

>> - Why is docpurge executed when installing packages in scratchbox 
>> environment in the first place? You don't really need (or want) to 
>> remove documentation there.
> I agree it is not needed, but osso-ai metapackage depends on it and that
> is the reason why it's in there, I suppose. Actually I think it's wrong
> that osso-ai depends on docpurge, maybe it should rather suggest or
> recommend it?

osso-ai is a meta package that should only be used when creating
product flash images.  It should not be in the SDK.

>> docpurge comes in the maemo 2.1 rootstraps, both i386 and armel.
>> In the sardine build robot I work around this by deleting
>> docpurge. It would be good to have this fixed.
> IMHO, existence of docpurge is just a way to make a quick fix for poor
> packaging.

Well. :) Docpurge is a hack and should go away, agreed, but it's not
entirely obvious what it should be replaced with.  I think our best
option is a combined approach of having dpkg filter certain files
during installation, and splitting documentation out of arch packages
if that makes sense.

Whether splitting a package makes sense depends on how much we want to
deviate from upstream if upstream doesn't want to follow us.

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