Re: Documentation Policy
James R. Van Zandt writes:
> There is an alternative I think we should consider. Let each binary
> package include both .info and .html files. Give dpkg two additional
> switches --no-html and --no-info which would be used with -i. These
> would cause dpkg to immediately remove /usr/doc/foo/*html or any files
> installed in /usr/info, respectively. Diety could still manage the
> sysadmin's preferences, but the only effect would be to add the above
> switches to the dpkg command line. If the sysadmin changes his mind,
> he could simply reinstall the binary packages.
> This had the disadvantage of taking up more space on the mirrors and
> CDROMs -- there is a copy of the documentation in the binary package
> for each architecture. However, I think it would be much simpler to
> implement and administer.
This is IMHO definitely inacceptable: you forget network bandwidth,
and phone communications to ISP for users (eg. french) who still have
to pay for local calls :(
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