Re: Some files in /usr/share/doc/foo stay uncompressed, some are compressed
On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 05:16:21AM -0200, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote:
> Hi Marc!
> On 2/13/06, Marc Haber <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Please, don't treat me as a clueless newbie. The package in question
> > is exim4-doc-html, the documentation for Debian's default MTA. The
> > fact that I maintain that package should show that I have been around
> > the block multiple times.
> Sorry for that. It wasn't my intention.
> Section 12.4 of Debian policy says that if we can provide
> documentation in HTML, we should do this. As I understand, the txt
> files are part of the html (there are links pointing to the txt, as
> you said). If we want a fully functional HTML documentation, we need
> the txt files uncompressed.
> Section 12.4 is not clear about compressing files that are needed by
> the HTMLs, but I would let it uncompressed. It's better in my opinion.
> Maybe include an explanation on README.Debian, saying why the files
> are not compressed, but I don't know if it's necessary.
I don't think users care about it, if it works. No note needed, it'd
> But in short, don't compress. It is better to end users.
I agree here, it's the road of least confusion to the users. The space
saved is probably pretty minimal anyway, considering the size of the
total doc package already.
Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)