On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Todd Zullinger wrote: > Robert P. J. Day wrote: > > not to belabour this (and i'm sure it's *way* too late for that), > > but fedora has the following packaging scheme. first, there's a > > bunch of stuff in "git-core", which has no dependencies on any > > other git-related packages. > > The split in Fedora between git and git-core is done to minimize the > dependencies required for a minimal git install. The initial reason > was to to allow installing the git-core package on systems, in > containers, etc. without requiring perl and its various dependencies > to be installed. > > The name git-core was not chosen to imply any official status as > core versus contrib from upstream.
... snip ... oh, i understand completely (i particularly like that fedora supports a "git-extras" package with loads of cool stuff). remember that this all started when i pointed out that, over at https://git-scm.com/doc, there is a link entitled "Reference Manual" (https://git-scm.com/docs) that assures the reader, "The official and comprehensive man pages that are included in the Git package itself", so it's just a matter of someone deciding what *exactly* corresponds to "the Git package itself" to make sure all relevant man pages can be found there. just being pedantic, as is my wont. rday