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Re: Ridiculously large packages

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
> On Friday 20 November 2009, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> If you ever want this to be available on Debian CDs, you're going to
>> have to do something about the size. For now, I'm going to blacklist
>> this package altogether.
> Even though they do technically still fit on a CD, you may want to consider
> excluding the following packages as well, as including them essentially
> means having roughly 4 CD images dedicated to 9 packages.
> 534777750 vtk-doc_5.2.1-11_all.deb

Slightly off topic, but I have been login some recommendations to
divide the size of this package by at least a factor of 2.

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