Re: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?
* Osamu Aoki <email@example.com> [2006-06-25 12:09]:
> Is there any external tool to convert PDF with better internal
> compression? I want to see ome PDF make file to use it to improve their
> PDF. Some PDF can still be compressed 50%, as I posted, which is bad.
pdftk handels both uncompress and compress (see
> I understand your point here. We should not rush this nor unzipping
> should be default even in the future for changelog etc.
> Step should be:
> 1. No more *.pdf.gz file. (That is now)
> 2. Wait for smart dpkg which can do smart thing upon unpacking. (Such
> as dropping /usr/share/doc, /usr/share/info/,...)
> 3. Ask for unzip option by user preference for text/man/info pages in
> usr/share/*/ by dpkg later as wishlist. (Disk will be much cheaper then.)
> This will give you faster man/info/... if it is CPU bound.
We will have faster CPUs then as well... but as long as can keep man,
info... compressed that's fine with me.
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