Re: Documentation Policy
Bruce Perens writes:
> From: Philip Hands <email@example.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
Please support me, someone :)
Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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