[Mageia-discuss] Handbooks - the lot

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Thu Apr 5 17:46:53 CEST 2012

Luc Menut a écrit :
> Le 11/03/2012 12:14, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
>> 2012/3/11 Luc Menut<lmenut at free.fr>:
>>> >
> [...]
>>> I don't agree. Handbooks are fully part of a kde install; they 
>>> should be
>>> >  installed, and shouldn't be removed. A kde install without 
>>> handbooks is a
>>> >  damaged kde install. Do you think that the kde doc team will 
>>> continue to
>>> >  work on handbooks if each distrib don't install its work?
>>> >  That's why, personally I think the exact opposite; each component 
>>> should
>>> >  *requires*  its handbook (but probably it won't work with LiveCD).
>> I don't agree. You seem to first take for granted that a user of the
>> KDE desktop also uses all the applications and second you mistake
>> "good to have" for "must have". I'm using KDE but only few KDE
>> applications - so why do I need a handbook for kppp or knode or kmail
>> when I don't even install these applications?
> I agree, and that's why I said "each component should requires its 
> handbook", meaning kdebase4-workspace requires 
> kdebase4-workspace-handbooks, kmail requires kmail-handbook, ...
> Currently, each component suggests its handbook (needed for LiveCD).
> If we use only suggests for handbooks, the handbooks are missing on 
> DVD iso (because DVD iso doesn't include suggests), so that handbooks 
> are never installed with a DVD install, and all the kde docs will be 
> missing by default.
> For now, I don't have a perfect solution to this problem.
> To workaround this, I added a task-kde4-handbooks that REQUIRES the 
> handbooks for kde's components that are installed by a default mageia 
> kde install. I know that it's not perfect.
> I'm open to a better solution, but I really want to avoid that the 
> handbooks are not installed on most of mageia's install.
> regards,
> Luc
A suggestion from a non-kde user.
Why not put task-kde4-handbooks on the dvd, but not have it required by 
kde ?
That way, selecting kde (without selecting task-kde4-handbooks) won't 
pull in all handbooks, only those required by the kde packages actually 



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