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Re: intent to package mrename

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
> Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
>> One more package doesn't make things any worse.

> False. One more package adds one more fraction of a second to every
> apt-get update run of every poor user who tries to follow unstable on a
> dialup modem. One more package adds one more second to every poor person
> who tries to scan through dselect for useful packages. These seconds add
> up.

But you have to weigh that against the benefits of diversity.  Personally it
is a price that I'm willing to pay.

If there is really no reason for a package to exist, eventually people will
lose interest in it and it'll die.  Otherwise I don't see why it shouldn't
be in Debian as long as someone is willing to package it.
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