Re: Size difference (big) between .orig.tar.gz and .deb: why?
> I also experienced a 10% increase of the size in the manpages-it package.
> I was wandering if I could package the man pages uncompressed and compress
> them in debian/rules during installation. This would create a dependency
> to gzip package, but I think that this already exists when we package the
> pages zipped! Is it possible that a debian system be without gzip?
Don't do this, the filenames mentioned in the dpkg listfiles database
won't be correct with what is actually installed.