Re: Documentation Policy
Christian Schwarz writes:
> On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Chris Fearnley wrote:
> > 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!
Yes, I remember reading something about that, and liked it, as you may
> However, a few people
> objected because "dselect" is currently not capable of handling so many
> new packages.
This argument will deprecate as soon as someone makes deselect (or
deity) able to handle that...
> 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.
It's surely some more work for maintainers, and I can't evaluate how
much right now, as I only maintain packages with only one
binary.deb. But what about archive managers ?
Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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