Re: Less DEB Package
On Tue, Mar 23, 1999 at 09:43:17PM +0100, Sami Dalouche wrote:
> I'm surprising by the number of Deb package because all Softs are splited for
> ? Debian Policy reasons.
> But why do not, for example the pkg :
> Why not spliting These 3 pkg into one and making new options to dpkg common to
> all package like this
This would make dpkg even more bloated than it is. This is not the right
> into one like RPM with an option -without-doc...
> The packages would be bigger but it's not alwways a problem...
Well, but the size is one reason to split. Wh should I download 8 MB's which
don't get installed? This slows things down, too.
The real solution is to make the front end easier to use (hide library
packages, group packages together in meta packages etc). This will be
addresses for example in apt.
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