Re: Installing packages without manpages and docs
On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> > The /usr/share thing is a mounstruosity in Debian, and nothing more.
> > There's absolutely no prevision for making it shareable among machines
> > unless you have the same packages installed everywhere at the same
> > versions...
> > There... I've said it at last.. =)
> Even if I have no real use for the feature to share /usr/share over
> several boxes it seemed to me it's declared intention. I'm avare that
> it isn't possible with the current dpkg but we've got a bug report
> severity wishlist about a "--without-docs" option for dpkg.
I think this should better be taken into the larger perspective of i18n/l10n,
in which we would be able to choose which language(s) (or none at all) of
manpages, docs and/or gettext stuff sould be installed.