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Do not make lang packages mandatory

Feature state

openSUSE-11.2
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Description

Right now, packages which have a split lang package have "Requires: %{name]-lang".

I think that in most cases, this requires is wrong and it should really be a Recommends.

FWIW, one thing that is blocking to implement this for GNOME is that the english help files automatically end up in the lang package, while they shouldn't: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449847

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png S. B. wrote: (9 years ago)

The -lang and bundle packages contain also en/C data files and/or manuals. Or you sure that every application checks correctly for their absence?

icons/user_comment.png V. U. wrote: (9 years ago)

Stephan: that's more or less the bug I linked to :-)

We certainly need to be careful and check for this kind of stuff.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (8 years ago)

Coolo, could you comment on this and evaluate it, please?

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

meanwhile I'm convinced myself that using Requires is wrong - as we're cheating anyway in only giving it e.g. german or spanish language.

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

the question though is: who will do this. We should do it consistently I guess.

icons/user_comment.png L. N. wrote: (8 years ago)

Consistency can be enforced later. Officially allowing/encouraging Recommends would be quite helpful already so packages can be changed if they need to be touched anyways.

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

I'm actually not aware of any policy that forbids recommends. It's just current practice.

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