[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: /usr/doc/<lang> | base packages



[ Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list. ]

Fabrizio Polacco:
> All this documents are 400k so a separate package for each language is
> not worth to be done. (think of 100-200 packages in the same situation)

200 packages with 400 kB of unwanted documentation each is 80 MB
in total.  You can't put that into the main .debs anyway. You
have to split it into separate packages, so that people can
download only what they want.

I don't think it's time to solve this problem yet, it might
never become real.  We have 18 days until 1.2, but I doubt we
will have any significant amount of new non-English documentation
for 1.3, either.

Anyway, I doubt the solution will be to make dpkg work on parts
of packages. It's better to keep packages atomic, and make it
easy to manage large numbers of packages. This means improvements
to dselect, and possibly binary-<lang> hierarchies. Or something.

-- 
Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me.
Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.


Attachment: pgpVEYMQfaJd8.pgp
Description: PGP signature


Reply to: