Gerrit P. Haase
Tue Nov 29 06:01:00 GMT 2005
> Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>> pcre requires pcre-doc. Isn't it possible to use pcre without having
>> the docs installed?
> Well, I'd say it isn't possible to use _any_ package without RTFMing, in the
> most general case!
> I think that making sure the docs get installed along with the package is
> probably an effective way to reduce the amount of support calls it would
> otherwise bring in to the main list. We'd get lots of questions that we'd
> have to answer with "RTFM... _what_ FM? Oh, yes, we forgot to say that first
> you have to ITFM before you can RTFM...."
> I don't think it should be made easy to install a package without also
> getting its docs. Anyone who's _desparate_ to confuse themselves can, of
> course, deselect them in the chooser and then untick the "Install Missing
> Dependencies" box..... (see earlier thread!)
Then it would be better to not split the package in several parts. I
include all the docs and manuals in the main package e.g. with gcc or
perl and with small packages I don't even think about splitting. On the
other hand my doc packages doesn't require anything and no package
requires its doc package to be installed.
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