Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support
* Guillem Jover <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2012-02-09, 03:45:
But anyway, I believe that in the long run we should simply deprecate
compressing stuff in /usr/share/doc/.
So the main reason people are arguing for shared files boils down to
used size, either in installed files, or Packages files, etc,
I don't know what is the "main" reason for other people. (But I doubt
it's about saving space as you're trying to imply.)
yet you want to fix the compression issue by not compressing them and
using even more space?
Is that surprising to you that different people can advocate the very
same thing for different reasons?
I think that compressing documentation is an anachronism, which we
should get rid of regardless of whether it helps multi-arch or not.