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Re: Documentation Policy

Bruce Perens writes:
 > From: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
 > > I think we should aim to get all documentation into separate packages.
 > Please don't do this. Deity will have the capability to exclude installation
 > to certain directories (like /usr/doc) based on a system "policy file".
 > Packages should always contain the documentation for their programs in
 > at least "HTML" or "man" form. Omitting the documentation should be the
 > exception, not the rule.

I must disagree here. Here's a summary of the main reasons why I do so:

* it will cost bandwidth when you just want to install either
binary-only or doc-only, using FTP

* further more, it will cost money to users as pay for local calls,
here in France

* it will cost disk-space on mirror sites, as debian will probably
support in a quite short term all 6 (soon 7 ?) kernel-supported
architectures. Further more, docs are definetely architecture
independant files!

Please support me, someone :)

Yann Dirson <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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