[lsb-discuss] Adding dependency on "lsb" causes huge downloads

Robert Schweikert rschweikert at novell.com
Fri Feb 26 10:47:17 PST 2010

> For example see above
>    Requires: /usr/share/doc/packages/cups/help/man-cupsd.html
> This could work for Novell/openSUSE RPM packages because our
> documentation directory is /usr/share/doc/packages/<package_name>
> but other Linux distributions may use other documentation
> directories so that it cannot work there.

Yes, but any capability such as a shared library or executable included 
in the LSB has a specified location in the spec. Therefore, when anyone 
uses an LSB certified distribution they can depend on the fact tha for 
example /usr/lib/sendmail exists there and not in /opt/sendmail/bin, to 
pick something out of the air.


Robert Schweikert                           MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU
Software Engineer Consultant                          LINUX
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