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Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades

>>"Peter" == Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> writes:

 Peter> "win" this one meaning to convince people that it's a good idea in the
 Peter> first place.

	Hmm. I would not have put it in such a zero sum perspective.

 Peter> I think I would have wasted my time coding this, as some have strongly
 Peter> objected to what they perceive as dpkg playing behind their back.

	I agree with you there. dpkg, or any other program, should not
 second guess the human this way. 

 Peter> But perhaps coding an '--handle-uncompressed-docs' that is disabled by
 Peter> default would be good.

	dpkg does not know that a file is a document, or have any idea
 of the information content of files in general, apart from maintainer
 scripts. I do not think it would be feasible to educate dpkg to
 understand what the implications of the contents of files are, and to
 change behaviour accordingly, since there are far too many formats
 out there.

 and yes, I know what the proverb actually is
 May you live in uninteresting times. Chinese proverb
Manoj Srivastava  <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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