Re: ITP: gettext-base
On Sun, 27 Jun 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > Santiago Vila wrote:
> > >
> > > Ok, I've done the math: A "gettext-base" package containing the
> > > /usr/bin/gettext binary, all the message catalogs, and just the required
> > > bits at /usr/doc/gettext-base has an approximate size of just 70K
> > > (compressed). This is considerably smaller than the 340K (compressed) of
> > > gettext in slink, so it may worth the effort to do the split.
> It might possibly have been courteous to acknowledge that I had done
> the maths in multiple ways on this one and posted the results here
Well, what is interesting here is the *compressed* size, because it
reduces the size of the base2_1.tgz file and it may reduce the number of
base floppies (or may prevent increasing it). I acknowledge that you did
the math for the Installed-Size but I do not remember that you posted the
compressed sizes (which I think it is what really matters here).
(Branden, let us not personalize the discussion, ok?).
> > > So, if there are not objections, sections and priorities will be like
> > > this:
> > >
> > > gettext-base base standard
> > > gettext devel optional
> No objections from me. Sounds fine. As a harder project (of whose
> worth I am uncertain): figure out how much more space could be saved
> by splitting the catalogs as well.
If the current scheme is well enough for you, please don't think of
splitting the catalogs. It will create additional problems on the
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