Am Dienstag, 23. Juli 2019, 04:00:07 CEST schrieb Kent Fredric: > On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:08:51 -0400 > Aaron Bauman <b...@gentoo.org> wrote: > > > 1. I want some documentation > > 2. It doesn't ship from upstream (without crazy extra deps) > > 3. Gentoo guy hooked me up and packaged it pre-built with it > > 4. Thanks! > > The proposal as-stated is: > > 1. Documentation requires even 1 additional dep > 2. Thou may not use a USE flag for this > 3. Thus, if you want to elide the dependency from *any* merge graph, > you must elide it from *all* merge graphs. > 4. Thus, you must locally perform some non-standard hackery that will > be different for every package to produce these, work out where to put > it which is also not standardised, and also prohibit the user from > being able to update these themselves via a revision bump, _AND_ you > will need to put in place non-standard mechanisms to ensure it gets > updated when you update the package, in order for the documentation > not to diverge from the sources. What about a compromise?: Deliver a (prebuild) manpage as package maintainer by default, but keep a use flag "man-build" (or whatever) that builds the man page for everyone (also the maintainer herself) with use of the crazy extra deps. So a user can do (incomplete) version bumps and gets a manpage and the maintainer gets the prebuild manpage in a defined way.
> > There's a lot of "Ummmm, thats bad" in point 4. > > Hence, counter-proposals are trying to look at a way to achieve points > 2 & 3 in your list, without resorting to barbaric torture and inherent > fragility. > > We understand the /achieve, but the mechanism proposed doesn't suit, as > stated. Regards, Gerion
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