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Re: Documentation Policy

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Chris Fearnley wrote:

> 'Yann Dirson wrote:'
> >
> >* 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 :)
> I think your idea is fundamentally sound.  And a good idea.  
> The solution may be to make every package multi-package.  The
> "real" (i.e., non-doc) package would Depend on the docs to address
> Bruce's and Mark's conscern about the docs not being installed and
> leading to more tech support problems.  dselect infrastructure will
> need to be improved because our number of packages will nearly double!

Please recall that this was my first proposal! However, a few people
objected because "dselect" is currently not capable of handling so many
new packages.

The only point where your proposal is better than my last one, is that in
your case, it's also possible to install the documentation _only_ and you
just have to download the docs you want to install. However, it is surely
a lot of additional work for the maintainers, archive managers, etc.



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