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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
see :)

 > 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 <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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