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Re: pbuilder

> One annoying thing I find in debian is that there is no option to skip
> installation of man and doc, something less than useful on a node or a
> dedicated appliance. I'd rather save the limited disk space for real
> work.

Hm. You could probably skip a whole bunch of programs for a node that is
simply used for numbercrunching (ppp*, elvis-tiny, fdutils, fbset etc.).
Yet those packages are considered to be essential, that's why they are in

But if you want to get rid of your doc/* and man/* files, you could use
apt.conf(5) and "Post-Invoke" to automatically delete those after having
installed/updated software. That's a fast and easy way to do it inside a

Kind regards,

ruehmkorf at informatik dot uni hyphen koeln dot de

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