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RE: intent to package mrename

> -----Original Message-----
> From: joey@kitenet.net [mailto:joey@kitenet.net]On Behalf Of Joey Hess
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 9:36 PM
> To: Tomasz Wegrzanowski
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: intent to package mrename
> 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.

This is probably true, but also the clearest indication that Debian needs
a new archive structure.

One of the nice things about Debian is (for me) that I can apt-get install
<anything> and it will problably work because there is a package for almost

An increase in the number of packages must not have any effects undesired
by users.

Just my 2c


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