Re: Embeddded Debian meetup @ Extremadura
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 10:22:20AM -0600, Bill Gatliff wrote:
> >* promote DEBUILD_OPTIONS=nodocs flag for not building docs
> Stupid question, but it be more appropriate to promote separate *-doc
> packages instead?
The idea of nodocs is to ease bootstrapping, not to make packages smaller.
Making installed packages smaller can be done with apt-get Post-Invoke
hook script, which get's run after apt-get has invoked dpkg.
See man:apt.conf for details.
Separate -doc packages are only sensible when there is lots of
documentation. However, even a simple man page might be created with
docbook-to-man, or xmltoman. For those cases, we want a standard flag to
skip those phases. Documenting what dependencies are irrelevant then is
another question we need to find out howto do..