Re: Bug#150551: ITP: wmcoincoin -- Stupid dockapp for browsing DaCode sites news and board
On Sunday, June 23, 2002, at 06:59 , Josip Rodin wrote:
On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 10:36:22AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
Long-term, archive size is going to cause us to lose mirrors.
While I have no particular interest to participate in this
have to jump in here for a slight correction -- archive size is already
causing more and more mirrors to drop out or severely limit what they
In the interest of corrections, I'd like to point out that the
silly little jokes and other cruft in the archive don't do squat
about its size. I doubt this package could count for more than
3MB of archive size in total.
What makes the archive big is big packages. And big packages are
usually important. Take xserver-xfree86 for example. At maybe
30MB per architecure, that eats over half a gig.
What makes the archive really big is the number of architectures
Debian supports. If you want to constrain archive growth, start
Arguing about tiny packages bloating the archive while adding
several new architectures is, well, a farce. I seriously doubt
that if we eliminated all the packages that are of questionable
utility, it'd make more than 10% difference in archive size.
Actually, I'd be surprised if it made that much.
 I have somehow managed to avoid picking on emacs here.
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